40 years ago, a prank brought the Statue of Liberty to Madison. The joke was only the torch and the top of the head were visible, because the statue was too heavy for the ice and sank when it was placed on Lake Mendota. As part of a winter carnival, Lady Liberty appeared again this year.
Continue reading Lady Liberty returns
Of all the Bucky on Parade statues I’ve seen around town, “It Takes Two Wheels” by Brooke Wentland is my favorite. I love the imagery from the area’s recreational trails.
Continue reading It takes two wheels
Thai Pavilion reflecting pond, Olbrich Botanical Gardens.
Thai Pavilion at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.
This year, Timothy Browning’s annual Lake Monona art installation included the bones of a hodag-asaurus. Though when I went to see it, the hodag’s upper skull was missing.
Continue reading Art on a frozen lake
Earlier this week I was in Minneapolis for a library conference, and I also had a chance to visit with my sister, Barbra Bloy, who gave me a tour of her latest studio space.
Continue reading Barbra at her studio
Here’s a sobering sight to come across while biking.
A bicycle painted white, left as a memorial to the victim of a fatal biking accident.
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The turtles in Madison seem to be growing harder shells these days…
…and are moving a LOT slower.
Continue reading Earth Turtle
Last weekend, Dad and I drove to Minneapolis to see my sister, Barbra Bloy.
We wanted to visit while Art-a-Whirl (the largest open studio and gallery tour in the U.S.) was going on. It was great to see what that was about, and check out her studio.
Continue reading Inside Barbra’s studio