Sunday, 3 May 2015

#631 Sculpture at Brookgreen . . . con't

The previous four blogs spotlighted equine sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens located in Murrell's Inlet South Carolina.  Brookgreen is an accredited museum and
home to the largest and most important collection of American figurative sculpture in existence.  Founded by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1931,  Brookgreen is
a National Historical Landmark, has an accredited zoo and aviary, and is
a horticultural masterpiece . . .  it is a "must see" destination for
sculptors and those who love art and nature.

Twenty years ago Brookgreen acquired the first of four of my sculptures for their
permanent collection.  The sculpture, entitled "Peace Fountain" is shown below.

 Three additional sculptures were acquired by the museum . . . the last in 2006.
In 2007 I was elected to be on Brookgreen Gardens Board of Trustees and I continue to serve.  

Shown below is the sculpture, "Mallard Duet", which won the Ellin P. Speyer Award 
at the National Academy of Design in 1988.  The work is scheduled to be moved
to a new waterfowl addition in the museum's aviary next month. 

Shown below, is "Mallard Duet" in its present location.
Also shown, is Brookgreen's Curator of Sculpture, 
Robin Salmon and Zoo Director, Andrea DeMuth with me last month
as we surveyed the new waterfowl aviary under construction.

"Eat More Beef" was acquired in the late 1990s for the delightful Children's Sculpture Garden located 
on the vast, 9000 acre museum grounds.  Shown below, are images of the monument and Trish.

The most recent acquisition is "Presidential Eagle".  The heroic-sized sculpture is also installed at the 
Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas and at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. 
 Show below are images of "Presidential Eagle" . . . acquired by the museum in 2006.

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Blog, text, photos, drawings, and sculpture . . . © Sandy Scott and Trish

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