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!