"Sculpture and paintings have the effect of teaching us manners and abolishing hurry." Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am fortunate to live in an area where sculpture can be found, if you know where to look for it. Yesterday it was just a couple miles away, in the small town I live nearest to, at the Steeple Center, by a local artist, Dale Lewis.
The Steeple Center is the only old building remaining in the town, and it's pretty much a miracle that it hasn't been torn down. The church was abandonned a couple years ago. Funds were scarce to save it and make the necessary repairs that would allow it to meet codes and remain in use. It would have been so sad not to see the old steeple above anything on the landscape anymore.
The artist, Dale Lewis, creates delightful things from found objects. I found the sculptures whimsical, surprising, and would love to discover them in a garden or park.
These are my photos from the exhibit, but you can see lots more of Dale's work at