Thirty years after completing “Reverence,” the black granite whales’ tails that reside in South Burlington, VT, I was commissioned to create a new, larger version in bronze. “Whale Dance” is now installed in the very same spot that Reverence spent its first ten years, at which point it was sold and moved to Technology Park in S. Burlington to anchor a proposed sculpture park. It turns out that the people of Randolph missed the sculpture they had grown accustomed to on the beautiful hillside off I 89 Exit 4 with a stunning view of the mountains beyond. After helping stop a proposed development of this land, the Preservation Trust of Vermont , with the help of funding from the Vermont Community Foundation, commissioned a new work for the old site. Whale Dance arrived in July of 2019 to a very warm welcome by the Randolph community.
Photo by Lelonie Oatway