I just returned from the Quinlan show this past week and I am still in the process of getting the studio back together and ready for the next round of work. This was the first time I traveled so far from my northwest home base for a show. I had heard such wonderful things about Quinlan from other artists that I could not resist seeing it for myself. I also took an extra day to tour Philadelphia. Like the true sculpture junkie I am I had to document every statue and relief in sight and I will share just a few here as well as some of my favorite work from the show itself.
I am definitely a fan of ornate buildings. The more carving, gingerbread, sculptures and details you can pile on the better. I looked across the street from this gorgeous building and see the sleek glass modern cubes and they simply do not compare in my eyes. This building took 30 years to complete - not something you see in the modern age. Sigh
Coming from the land of the Craftsman home, these neighborhoods were particularly charming.
I had to visit some of the historical sites as well (you must set a good example for the children after all) so here you have the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin (above) and the Hall of Independence viewed from the Liberty Bell building (below). Since Franklin's famous quote is "A penny saved is a penny earned" it is customary to toss pennies on his grave. Interesting, since he is encouraging people to SAVE pennies.