22 November 2007

Bronze Lentil

Hamilton, Ohio, calls itself the "City of Sculpture." Among the many realistic bronze statues in its public spaces is this rendering of Lentil, the harmonica-playing hero of the picture book by native son Robert McCloskey.

The book never names the dog following Lentil, but a town contest came up with the name Harmony. The sculptor, Nancy Schon, also cast the duck family in Boston's Public Garden based on McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings.

Other sculptures in Hamilton are less inspiring.

1 comment:

Indeterminacy said...

Ha! Hamilton is not so far from my home town (Cincinnati). Cinti is the home of probably the worst god awful ridiculous sculptures ever conceived. The pigs with wings at Sawyer's Point. That's why I left.