Art on the Corner: ‘Stumped’

“Stumped” by Doyle Svenby

SCULPTURE: “Stumped” is on the northwest corner of Fifth and Main streets, near the Dalby Wendland Building.

ARTIST: Doyle Svenby lives in Manitou Springs. His website is

DESCRIPTION: The tree stump-shaped piece is created with numerous curved, intertwined, twisted and gnarly rods. The rods are spaced to form a cage-like structure with a stack of large river rocks inside. “Stumped” was installed in a landscaped area among some of the new trees, shrubs and flowers planted during the Main Street Uplift earlier this year.

INSPIRATION: “I am an avid gardener. I love being outside,” Svenby said. “I kind of look at things differently than other people. I use a lot of found and recycled objects and I got the idea of doing the tree from my love of the outdoors.”

PAST ENTRIES: This is the first year that Svenby has submitted sculptures to the Art in the Corner. Along with “Stumped,” there is “Rusty,” a year-round snowman, on the northeast corner of the roundabout at Seventh and Main streets.

Visit Art on the Corner at to learn about the 11 sculptures in this year’s exhibit and to vote for the People’s Choice award.


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