Driving around Gig Harbor the other day, I was passed by this truck with this horse sculpture in it.
Wow!!! Follow that truck!
Unfortunately, it made a turn and left me in the dust. I thought I'd never see it again or find out who carved it.
I got a second chance!
I drove for another couple of miles, exited, drove around some more, got back on the hwy, went another four or five miles, exited, got back on the highway again and drove to where I'd seen the horse. I got my camera out (unfortunately, my good camera was at home) and took these pictures.
The sculpture was more life-like and breathtaking than these shots portray, but I do hope they give you some sense of what I felt when I saw it.
Here's a link to an older youtube video of them doing their thing--chainsaw wood art. JMS of Gig Harbor, WA.
I also got to visit the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA.
Dale Chihuly is the inspiration behind it, and his Bridge of Glass was truly amazing to see.
This is the Federal Court House across from the Museum of Glass where more of Chilhuly's work is displayed.
My favorite artist, however, was Paul J Stankard, the Chihuly of glass paperweights. I wrote a post about my experience of his work on my Emily Dickinson's Garden Blog. Click here to read it.