The lotus
The Lotus
by Bart Ingraham
Artist Bart Ingraham says, “My interest in carving started when my wife and I were in the Peace Corps in the Phillippines. We visited a mountain tribe in Bagio who carved and sold items in the tourist trade. My reaction was, I can do that, and so it started. Upon return I started creating items which were incorporated into our living space. With the passing of time I started creating signs for local businesses done in the relief style. This satisfied my creative urges until the turn of the century when I started carving in three dimensions. I started small and got hooked by the process of creating something from an unformed block of wood. Three years ago I tried carving in stone and now work in both mediums. I am represented by two galleries in Traverse City and at our business, Bellwether Gardens in Suttons Bay. My work has been juried into several local shows. “The lotus position inspires contemplation and meditation.” Carved from a single spruce tree trunk, the sculpture is mounted in a way to give the appearance of floating above ground. Approximate dimensions: 78” high, 30” wide (on base) 75 pounds $3800
Location Elk Rapids Day Park, 920 S Bay Shore Dr, Elk Rapids MI, Williamsburg
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