Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sidetracked By Trolls

Travel back in time with me to look at some pictures of troll sculptures that graced our downtown area ten years ago.

These fiberglass forms were painted and adorned by various artists in our community starting an annual event known as the Summer Sculpture Series.

The past ten years has featured different themes including dragons, frogs and turtles.

The 2011 theme is once again trolls and anyone wanting to participate has until February 11th to submit their concept and design.

Artists have the choice to paint a pre-formed fiberglass sculpture or create something totally unique and enter the free-form category.

Well, after some thought I have decided to enter a free-form submission.

Once designs are submitted they are reviewed and juried by the sculpture committee and if selected the finalists will receive $500 to create their free-form troll.

Sounds like fun right?

I have no clue as to what my chances are in being selected but this sounds like fun and I plan on building my design regardless of the judge’s decisions.

Looking at these photos from 2001 it blows my mind that my boys were ever this small, my oldest is now driving and my youngest is in 7th grade….man time flies.

Wish me luck with my entry; I will post my design after the February deadline has passed.


Dave the Dead said...

That looks like alot of fun! Looking at what was done on the last go-around and knowing what you are capable of, I think you have a great chance of being a standout.

and who couldn't use a big 'ole troll anyway?

Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

Wow, that looks like great fun. I so hope you are choosen. I would love to see what you create!!



Thanks guys...I've always loved trolls (and ogres and goblins and orcs and etc.) so this should be fun...Hopefully I will have my design and application submitted by next week then I will get a jump on production prior to if I'm chosen I've got a good head start.

Jeanne said...

Most Awesome! Those Trolls are fun! Good Luck on your design. Keep us posted.....


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