Art On the Corner: ‘Head in Progess’

“Head in Progress” by Micheal Ford Dunton of Castle Valley, Utah.

SCULPTURE: “Head in Progress” is in front of Main Street Minerals and Beads on the north side of the 500 block of Main Street.

ARTIST: Micheal Ford Dunton, Castle Valley, Utah (

DESCRIPTION: Oops. It looks like someone bumped the sculptor while he was working. This carved Yule marble head is divided into sections that are a bit off kilter. Each of the sections, however, meet up with the centered nose. The marble is sanded and polished smooth to the touch.

INSPIRATION: “It’s kind of an extended Monday morning point of transition for me. It was a state of state of mind recorded in stone — a transition point,” Dunton said.

“Chaos is a universal thing. I had been working on it for more than five years. I would work on it in that state — it was keeping me company in my studio. I’d work on it a while then let it sit. I finally got it to the point I could show it. Also, there a double meaning in its name — it’s been in progress a long time, and it’s a state of mind in progress,” Dunton said.

PAST ENTRIES: Dunton has shown two other sculptures in the Art in the Corner exhibit, both large sandstone pieces. “Rock Dreaming of Flight” was on display in 2009 and “Grand Current” in 2007. “Grand Current” now is on display at Canyon View Park.


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