Nara Park sculpture name


Usually I name my sculptures myself, but there’s a first time for everything. During a celebration bash that was held June 1 at Nara Park in Acton, MA, a kinetic sculpture that I built, based on a design by Carolyn Wirth, was dedicated. The Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council, a division of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which commissioned the sculpture, ran a naming contest in local schools. A kindergartener won the naming rights. His name is Calvin Miller and he chose Heron’s Dream “because the heron stands still while the other animals zip around him.” Calvin was given a citation from the State House and when I asked him if he felt famous, he said, “Yes, I do!”

Here is a link to photos taken by Egils showing Calvin, Senator Jaimie Eldridge, State Representative Cory Atkins, the wonderful Blanchard Brass Ensemble and the Cultural Council. Barbara Eastabrook, Christie Rampton, and all of the members of the Acton/Boxborough Cultural Council did a fabulous job of considering everyone – even a kinetic sculpture craft activity for the kids – at beautiful Nara Park.

Here is a link to my earlier post when the sculpture was installed in December. And a post showing another kinetic sculpture Carolyn and I did in Concord, MA.

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