Monday, 19 October 2015

#682 "Mallard Duet" New Outdoor Installation at Brookgreen

Earlier this month Trish and I were at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina and attended the 
National Sculpture Society's 82nd Annual Awards Exhibition and the Brookgreen Board of Trustees meeting. 
Brookgreen is home to the largest and most important collection of American figurative sculpture in existence. 
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A  highlight of the recent visit to Brookgreen was the new Low Country Waterfowl Exhibit. 
Last spring, I saw the ponds, landscaping, walkways, etc. under construction and was excited to see the exhibit 
completed and inhabited by the 8 waterfowl species who are now residents of the new aviary.
The 8 species are Wood Duck, Redhead, Hooded Merganser, Northern Pintail, Ruddy Duck, 
Blue-winged Teal, Fulvous Tree Duck, and Black-bellied Tree Duck.

I was delighted to see my sculpture, "Mallard Duet" installed outdoors in the new waterfowl aviary!
The piece has been in Brookgreen's collection for many years and had previously been exhibited in one of the indoor galleries called the Offner Center . . . named after the American sculptor, Elliot Offner.

It was a thrilling experience to see "Mallard Duet"  amidst all the waterfowl and the installation ranks among my 
favorite all-time presentations.  Simply put:  It could not be displayed in a more appropriate setting!
Thank you, Robin Salmon:  Curator of Collections and Bob Jewell:  President and CEO of Brookgreen!  

Below, are images of the new waterfowl aviary and the "Mallard Duet" installation.

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