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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.


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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