8’9”H 5’W and 5’D. Located at 525 E. Bridge Street
This sculpture of four children playing on and around a large tree stump was created in 1997. It was conceived to meet the need of a sculpture with children that had enough of a presence to be placed in a large park and not seem dwarfed by the surroundings. The artist effectively solved this problem by using a large tree stump as a prop. This prop gives the sculpture enough mass to hold its own in the great outdoors. The girl with hands raised to the sky exudes the exhilaration of the moment. One of the children on the log shows the tentativeness of being on top of the stump. A little boy at the base of the stump is in his own world looking at a bug. In all, the work carries the theme of the circle of life and the many experiences that go with it.
About the artist: born in Marengo, Iowa on August 30, 1961. She knew from an early age that she was going to be an artist. After moving to Loveland Colorado she continued art studies and eventually became friends with Bob Zimmerman who started the first foundry in Loveland where he developed and perfected the bronze casting process. I currently have the honor of having over 175 public sculptures placed in 33 states.