Friday, June 28, 2013

Remembering Martha in bronze

It's the work of well-known Whidbey Island animal sculptor Georgia Gerber and depicts in bronze a sitting springer spaniel, surrounded by multiple birds. The new installation at Triangle Park, dedicated earlier this week, is the latest piece of public art in Madison Park.  It's the gift to the neighborhood of friends of Martha Harris, who owned and loved springer spaniels and who, by all accounts, appreciated nature and harmony (in Gerber's sculptural setting, one of the birds sits unconcerned at the spaniel's feet).

It's interesting to note that Ms. Harris, in death, has apparently inspired more than one public art display, since the recently installed brightly-colored lamp post at 43rd and Madison is rumored to be a homage to her as well.

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