Art on the Corner: ‘Dawn’

SCULPTURE: “Dawn” rises in a flower bed in front of Hammond’s Golf, on the south side of the 600 block of Main Street.

ARTIST: Merrilee Cleveland of Loveland.

DESCRIPTION: A vague human form made of bronze extends its arms overhead in a circle, like the shape of the sun and its rays. Two separate sections that form legs are entwined gracefully, forming an arched back. The face looks skyward. The back of the head has ripples of hair. Near the powder-coated steel base of the 7-foot tall sculpture, there are three graduating sizes of rock shapes.

INSPIRATION: “In ‘Homer’s Odyssey,’ every passage opens with ‘Dawn’ doing some sort of action, like painting the sky with a golden brush. It only lasts a minutes, but she’s eternal. I wanted to capture that she is symbolic to having a new chance every day. She is symbolic to Odysseus that he has new choices. He can change his plan. It’s important for us, too — do we do something profound or continue on the course I’m on?”

PAST ENTRIES: This is the first year Cleveland has submitted a sculpture to Art in the Corner.


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