Library Sculpture

Cathy Wakeman's 12/28 Dryden Town Talk column in the Ithaca Journal included a section on the addition to the Southworth Library, and the sculpture "Abraham Lincoln reading to the son Tad", which will become a bronze relief to hang in the library addition.

The Southworth board again exercised careful attention to detail and excellence by choosing local sculptor Jacques Schickel to create a masterpiece for the library. During [a mid-December] tour, Jacques displayed some of the many photos and resources that he has studied as his inspiration for this truly phenomenal work.
While we have to wait for the library to open in the spring to view this latest Schickel masterpiece, a tour of the Maryhill Clayworks website is an artistic delight in itself. Visit there for a dose of visual and verbal joy, and a photo blog of the sculpture in progress: After the debut at the library, a limited-edition run of five bronze and five plaster sculptures will be available for sale.
Do check out the blog, and read Cathy's complete column.