I’ve written about my dad before and his raw, natural talent. He was a huge influence on my own art and was one of my greatest supporters. During the past year I have discovered photos and articles about him and even sketches I had never seen before. It is always a joy to discover these little gems and I hope you enjoy them.
The latest discoveries were a photo and article from the local paper about Dad and other artists being chosen to exhibit at the World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. This was in 1982 and I found it in a photo album.
The sketch was from a file of papers that evidently had been saved from his desk at work (as a manager for a financial company). They usually began as notes of a car that was to be financed and evolved into ideas for sculptures. From left brain to right brain on a single sheet of paper!
Where are the horse’s legs? Who knows, the horse never was never finished for some reason although it was used in a photograph of the current grand kids at that time. Below that a pic from this past Christmas with the latest Great-Grand, enjoying his time on the horse!
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I love the pony your dad carved; it is beautiful.
I love the pony your dad carved; it is beautiful. I just noticed the little rocking horse in the boy’s hand. Did your dad carve it too?
Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed the post. The little rocking horse was not done by him.