sculpture: Seriously, sculpture? Laramie, WY Real Estate. - 10/22/17 07:31 PM
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I suppose art is that way, too.  So it was with an open mind that I accompanied our children on a field trip to Laramie's latest installment of Sculpture, A Wyoming Invitational,  in June of 2008. 
Seriously?!  Was this a practical joke?  The artist, a man from New York state, took this work quite seriously.  He seemed annoyed by the children who didn't get the deeper meaning of it and could only see it as a giant earth worm.  Me, all I can say is "Bless their little hearts" as NOT one of them made a single reference as to what else this looks like!

I … (6 comments)

sculpture: Laramie, WY: Don't Bite the Hand that Feeds You- Swirled into Oblivion - 11/26/12 04:46 AM
While browsing through my photo file, I came across this picture that my son took in the fall of 2011.  Can you guess what it is?
       
To refresh my memory I conducted a search online and was surprised to learn that if we wanted to go back and see it again, we can't - because it is no longer there.  After you guess what it is, you can go to the links below to find out what it really is and why it is not there anymore:
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2012/10/carbon_sink_sculpture_at_university_of_wyoming_mining_and_energy_donors.html
http://trib.com/business/energy/emails-university-of-wyoming-officials-sped-up-touted-removal-of/article_4f9332ee-d83c-5d58-a38b-19e913ba739d.html
http://www.studio360.org/2012/aug/03/disputed-art-disappears-from-university-campus/
 
 
 
 
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sculpture: Laramie, Wyoming Real Estate: . . . in the Eye of the Beholder - 03/10/11 07:50 AM
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I suppose art is that way, too.  So it was with an open mind that I accompanied our children on a field trip to Laramie's latest installment of Sculpture, A Wyoming Invitational.  (www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com ) in June of 2008. 
Seriously?!  Was this a practical joke?  The artist, a man from New York state, took this work quite seriously.  He seemed annoyed by the children who didn't get the deeper meaning of it and could only see it as a giant earth worm.  Me, all I can say is "Bless their little hearts" as NOT one of them made a … (15 comments)

sculpture: Sculpture in Laramie, Wyoming - Can You Find It? (#17) - 02/07/11 01:18 PM
Laramie, Wyoming. We have some culture, really - we do!  The challenge of this just for fun series . . .
Can You Find It ?!
If you haven't been to - or live in - Laramie, Wyoming,  it won't be easy to do the  "Can You Find It?"  part of this challenge.  However,  I  hope  that  far  away  visitors  can  still  enjoy the  pictures!                             
 
This one is from the University of Wyoming Artu Museum Collection, a gift of Isadore Familian, in 1991.  Thought the statue itself was cast in 1972
(This series was inspired by Sculpture, A Wyoming Invitational.  www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com ) 
Sculpture-Can U Find It? #1       … (2 comments)

sculpture: Sculpture in Laramie, Wyoming - Can You Find It? (#16) - 02/05/11 04:07 PM
Laramie, Wyoming. We have some culture, really - we do!  The challenge of this just for fun series . . .
Can You Find It ?!
If you haven't been to - or live in - Laramie, Wyoming,  it won't be easy to do the  "Can You Find It?"  part of this challenge.  However,  I  hope  that  far  away  visitors  can  still  enjoy   the  pictures!         
                            
This one is so odd  the way the figure of "Socrates" leans back - it makes it seem unbalanced.  Though its location is very apt - right in front of the entrance to the College of Law.
(This series was inspired by Sculpture, … (11 comments)

sculpture: Sculpture in Laramie, Wyoming - Can You Find It? (#14) - 02/04/11 07:45 AM
Laramie, Wyoming. We have some culture, really - we do!  The challenge of this just for fun series . . .
Can You Find It ?!
If you haven't been to - or live in - Laramie, Wyoming,  it won't be easy to do the  "Can You Find It?"  part of this challenge.  However,  I  hope  that  far  away  visitors  can  still  enjoy   the  pictures!         

(This series was inspired by Sculpture, A Wyoming Invitational.  www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com ) 
Sculpture-Can U Find It? #1             Sculpture-Can U Find It? #2            Sculpture-Can U Find It? #3 Sculpture-Can U Find It? #4             Sculpture-Can U … (5 comments)

sculpture: Sculpture in Laramie, Wyoming - Can You Find It? (#13) - 02/03/11 10:22 AM
Laramie, Wyoming. We have some culture, really - we do!  The challenge of this little just for fun series . . .
Can You Find It ?!
If you haven't been to - or live in - Laramie, Wyoming,  it won't be easy to do the  "Can You Find It?"  part of this challenge.  However,  I  hope  that  far  away  visitors  can  still  enjoy   the   pictures!   
                           
 I call this one "Fountain Girl".  There is no documentation of its real name or artist, but when I find out I'll come back and add it.  I do know that plaques around the base identify this a monument … (7 comments)

sculpture: Sculpture in Laramie, Wyoming - Can You Find It? (#12) - 02/02/11 08:21 AM
Laramie, Wyoming. We have some culture, really - we do!  The challenge of this little just for fun series . . .
Can You Find It ?!
If you haven't been to - or live in - Laramie, Wyoming,  it won't be easy to do the  "Can You Find It?"  part of this challenge.  However,  I  hope  that  far  away  visitors  can  still  enjoy   the   pictures!   
                             
Now I have always liked this statue, but if I recall correctly there were vocal few residents who did not welcome its arrival back in 1983.  I think vandals even cut off one or more of the heads during a summer shortly … (10 comments)

sculpture: Sculpture in Laramie, Wyoming - Can You Find It? (#9) - 01/29/11 04:25 PM
Laramie, Wyoming. We have some culture, really - we do!  The challenge of this  just for fun series . . .
Can You Find It ?!
If you haven't been to - or live in - Laramie, Wyoming,  it won't be easy to do the  "Can You Find It?"  part of this challenge.  However,  I  hope  that  far  away  visitors  can  still  enjoy   the   pictures!
                             
I had no idea this one had been around this long!  It was commissioned by Edward Ivinson in 1922 and dedicated in 1924.  The inscription says it was dedicated to … (5 comments)

sculpture: Sculpture in Laramie, Wyoming - Can You Find It? (#8) - 01/29/11 06:50 AM
Laramie, Wyoming.  We have some culture,  really - we do!  The challenge of this just for fun series . . .
Can You Find It ?!
If you haven't been to - or live in - Laramie, Wyoming,  it won't be easy to do the  "Can You Find It?"  part of this challenge.  However,  I  hope  that  far  away  visitors  can  still  enjoy  the  pictures!


 This one is definitely not serious but it may be . . . DEEP.  Is it a brain, is it inviting you to take "refuge" from your own thoughts with the carefully placed chair in the interior?  Or is is just … (6 comments)

sculpture: Sculpture in Laramie, Wyoming - Can You Find It? (#7) - 01/28/11 04:53 AM
Laramie, Wyoming.  We have some culture, really - we do! The challenge of this little just for fun series . . .
Can You Find It ?!
If you haven't been to - or live in - Laramie, Wyoming,  it won't be easy to do the  "Can You Find It?"  part of this challenge.  However,  I  hope  that  far  away  visitors  can  still  enjoy  the  pictures!

 
(This series was inspired by Sculpture, A Wyoming Invitational.  www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com )
Sculpture-Can U Find It? #1             Sculpture-Can U Find It? #2              Sculpture-Can U Find It? #3 Sculpture-Can U Find It? #4        … (10 comments)

sculpture: Sculpture in Laramie, Wyoming - Can You Find It? (#6) - 01/27/11 03:54 AM
Laramie, Wyoming. We have some culture, really - we do!  The challenge of this  just for fun series . . .
Can You Find It ?!
If you haven't been to - or live in - Laramie, Wyoming,  it won't be easy to do the  "Can You Find It?"  part of this challenge.  However,  I  hope  that  far  away  visitors  can  still  enjoy  the  pictures!

Now this is  a classic  western sculpture!  Whoever D. Michael Thomas is, he did a great job - it's even got a little fun in it!
(This series was inspired by Sculpture, A Wyoming Invitational.  www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com )
Sculpture-Can U Find It? #1           … (13 comments)

sculpture: Sculpture in Laramie, Wyoming - Can You Find It? (#5) - 01/25/11 04:07 PM
Laramie, Wyoming.  We have some culture, really - we do!  The challenge of this  just for fun series . . .
Can You Find It ?!
If you haven't been to - or live in - Laramie, Wyoming,  it won't be easy to do the  "Can You Find It?"  part of this challenge.  However, I hope that far away visitors can still enjoy the pictures!

While I admire the artistry of  "serious"  sculpture (like Ben Franklin from yesterday's post), my favorite sculptures are the ones that bring a smile to my face - like this one!
(This series was inspired by Sculpture, A Wyoming Invitational.  www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com )
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sculpture: Sculpture in Laramie, Wyoming - Can You Find It? (#4) - 01/25/11 02:27 AM
Laramie, Wyoming.  We have some culture, really - we do!  The challenge of this  just for fun series . . .
 Can You Find It ?!
If you haven't been to or live in Laramie, Wyoming, it won't be easy to do the "Can You Find It?" part of this challenge.  However, I hope that far away visitors can still enjoy the pictures!
                                     
You can tell this statue/sculpture has been there a while because it is so traditional.  It makes me wonder just how many statues there are of Ben Franklin across the United States....
(This series was inspired by Sculpture, A Wyoming Invitational.  www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com )
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sculpture: Sculpture in Laramie, Wyoming - Can You Find It? (#3) - 01/24/11 03:56 AM
Laramie, Wyoming.  We have some culture, really - we do!  The challenge of this  just for fun series . . .
 Can You Find It ?!
If you haven't been to or live in Laramie, Wyoming, it won't be easy to do the "Can You Find It?" part of this challenge.  However, I hope that far away visitors can still enjoy the pictures!

The artist welded chrome plated steel to make this fun piece.  I'm not positive but it looks to me like bits and pieces of the old kind of bumpers that we used to have on cars and trucks!  Cool, huh?!
(This series was inspired … (10 comments)

sculpture: Sculpture in Laramie, Wyoming - Can You Find It? (#2) - 01/23/11 02:17 AM
Laramie, Wyoming.  We have some culture, really - we do!  The challenge of this  just for fun series . . .
 Can You Find It ?!
If you haven't been to or live in Laramie, Wyoming, it won't be easy to do the "Can You Find It?" part of this challenge.  However, I hope that far away visitors can still enjoy the pictures!
                                 
(This series was inspired by Sculpture, A Wyoming Invitational.  www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com ) 
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sculpture: Sculpture in Laramie, Wyoming - Can You Find It? (#1) - 01/23/11 02:10 AM
Laramie, Wyoming.  We have some culture, really - we do!  The challenge of this  just for fun series . . .
 Can You Find It ?!
If you haven't been to or live in Laramie, Wyoming, it won't be easy to do the "Can You Find It?" part of this challenge.  However, I hope that far away visitors can still enjoy the pictures.  (Though, for this particular sculpture, the building peeking over the rise in the road will still allow anyone who has seen a particular previous blog to know, at least, what it is near. . . )
    
(This series was inspired by Sculpture, A Wyoming Invitational.  www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com )
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