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The Travel Theme challenge from Ailsa at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/06/28/travel-theme-sculpture/ this week is Sculpture.

The Margaret Woodson Fisher Sculpture Garden, part of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum tucked away in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood of Wausau, Wisconsin, is where you’ll find this little gem, a stunning bronze sculpture entitled Mountain Fishing created by award-winning wildlife artist Rosetta. There are a number of other sculptures in the garden but this one was my favorite. Positioned as it was in this natural setting, it looked almost lifelike.

Our grandchildren preferred a piece entitled The Heavyweight by Burt Brent, mostly because it was the only one they were actually allowed to touch. Dr Brent, a reconstructive plastic surgeon, is also a keen naturalist and wildlife artist and has donated some of his large bronze sculptures to both the San Diego and San Francisco Zoo.

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Some other pieces on display at the Margaret Woodson Fisher Sculpture Garden were Yard Boss, a life-size bronze African goose by Walter Matia and Great Blue Heron, part of the permanent collection at the garden, by Kent Ullberg. This garden is well worth a visit if you’re in the area but check for day and times of admission.

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