Thursday, September 3, 2009
Ken Newman wins many awards for his spectacular wildlife sculpture but he also does some very emotional and award winning figurative bronzes.
His bronze titled, “Well Worn”recently won the Founder’s Award at the Wallowa Valley Art show in Joseph, Oregon. Here is a comment from the Wallowa Valley newspaper describing his most recent award:
“Well Worn”was sculpted to reflect exhaustion and its presence in our lives. What fascinates and inspires me is the individual who possesses this strength of character. When completely exhausted, what enables one to continue, Responsibility? Dependability? Commitment? Each are components to the foundation for success, and these are characteristics that I have the utmost respect for. Sacrifice, another critical element, is subtly suggested by the missing digit and it is often this unspoken sacrifice that grounds and creates a strong individual.”, says Newman