Artisans of Appleton | Consult the Oracle
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You're standing in front of "The Fox River Oracle" by sculptor Dimitri Hadzi. As Hadzi died earlier this year (April 2006) I though it would be fitting to enable this cache yet this year and pay tribute to the man who gave us such a dominant work of art to define the city.
Use the sketch pad and various art media in the Ammo Box to compose a rendering of your interpretation of the sculpture. Be as quick (lines and circles) or as intense (watercolor) as you want, just know that your art will be posted to this cache if you create it. I will rotate out one of two sketch pads, Pad A and Pad B. Once you have rendered the sculpture, sign and date the illustration and log the cache as you normally would. Include in your on-line log the name of the pad your sketch is in. I will be checking the cache for new art periodically and will scan and post your art to the site.
Here's a bit of excerpted material from an interview that took place in Cambridge, MA and was conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
ROBERT BROWN: What's the shape of the Appleton work?
EH: The Appleton's also been inspired by the rivers and their various dams, because obviously they have some of the great...Paper's the big industry there. And it's formed from art forms. It's sort of an entrance and a gate thing. Sort of a gate or an entrance to the city. One of the entrances. And I think it's about thirty-two feet long and seventeen feet high.
ROBERT BROWN: It's going to be a slab going across with supports?
DIMITRI HADZI: It's...hard to explain.
ROBERT BROWN: It's not quite like the Toledo project?
DIMITRI HADZI: Oh no. It's quite different. Yes...It's very architectural in a sense. But you have to see the photographs. It's quite abstract. It's also going to have a range of textures from rich to...
ROBERT BROWN: Is it on the edge of the city? Is it a focal point of the city?
DIMITRI HADZI: Well, one of them. And you come over the bridge. As you approach the city you come over this bridge and the sculpture will be there to greet you.
ROBERT BROWN: It's a less turbulent city, so do you take that into account, the fact that people will have time to either slow down or pause?
DIMITRI HADZI: Oh yes. Not only that, but I think that what will happen as it goes up is I think that people from the neighboring buildings and the new building will probably be spending alot of time in the triangular spot -- whether for lunches or stuff like that. It's a good spot. And Appleton is really developing since I first went there.
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