Last year I did several posts on the local River City Sculptures on Parade in Mason City. I loved each and every sculpture that graced our city and told everyone I could to go see them. There is just something special about each one of them and I was a big cheerleader for the entire series. I think the work that has gone into getting these sculptures to our city has been magnificent.
You can imagine that I was thrilled when several were purchased to remain in our city. Probably the biggest joy was seeing one of the more expensive pieces, Circle of Friends by artist Karen Crain, stay in place in front of our Mason City Public Library due to a wonderful donation by a local resident, Kay Sloan. You can read about that by clicking here.
You can see that it is perfect for that space and reminds me that it is a joy to be able to curl up anywhere with a good book.
This year we have new sculptures thanks to this great non-profit group that partners with SculptureOne. Mason City has the exclusive rights to have the presence in the state of Iowa and today as I came out of church I saw several folks walking the 1.6 mile loop to check out all of the sculptures. What it reminded me was that Chris and I had done the walk earlier in the summer but I have failed to even post pictures here on It’s Just Life. You think I might have been busy or something.
In an effort to remedy that oversight today I will share a few of the sculptures and information about them as the first installment of River City Sculpture Parade 2014. Enjoy!
And finally –several shots of what is probably my favorite one at this point. Look and You Will Find It by Kate Christopher sells for $7,500. It is one of the smaller pieces even though my photographs may make it look larger than life. According to the artist there could be many interpretations of this piece. Any and all are correct as we all bring with us different experiences and life events that help us to find the meaning that fits for us. I would love to hear what your interpretation is. Please feel free to leave me a comment.
What do YOU think? Please share!