Newsworthy

August 15, 2008
Wayne Trapp’s most recent sculpture, pictured above, has been purchased and installed at a private residence in the Boone, NC area. The owners of the piece added the sculpture to an existing nine-piece sculpture garden located on their property.

In order to install the piece, Daniel Starnes of Starnes Tree Service was hired for necessary tree-removal so that a crane could lift the piece to a height of over 90 feet (pictured right) so that the sculpture could be placed within the owners’ wooded sculpture garden.


 

 

June 24, 2008
Presbyterian Hospital in Huntersville, NC recently purchased Wayne Trapp’s kinetic sculpture, “Afternoon at the Circus”. The piece will be part of the University’s permanent collection at the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, which is sponsored in part by the Sumter County Fine Arts Council.

 

“Afternoon at the Circus” is 12’H x 6’D and is constructed of stainless steel. The colorful glass balls inside the piece were hand-blown by Ryan Blythe, a master glass-blower from Banner Elk, NC who previously worked with Dale Chihuly.

 

June 18, 2008
The University of West Alabama in Livingston has announced a purchase award for Wayne Trapp’s sculpture, “Arch Entry”. The piece will be part of the University’s permanent collection at the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, which is sponsored in part by the Sumter County Fine Arts Council.

“Arch Entry” is 11’H x 12’W x 3’D and is constructed of stainless steel.

 

June 8, 2008
“TRINITY”, a twenty-six foot sculpture, designed and constructed by renowned sculptor, Wayne Trapp of Vilas, NC, has arrived at the West Market United Methodist Church. Trapp is well known for his commissioned works throughout the United States, as well as Puerto Rico, Germany and England.

Gracing the courtyard in front of the church’s bell tower, three vertical pieces reach to encircle a gold leafed globe. Made of core-tin steel, there are twelve projections on one of the vertical pieces representing the twelve disciples. Nine projections on another vertical piece represent the fruits of the Spirit. The structure invites the viewer’s personal interpretation based on the perspective of his or her own individual faith.

Placed in front of the historic church, which was constructed in 1893, the sculpture provides a complement to the spirit of the congregation, both proud of its heritage and progressive in nature.

A gift to the WMSUMC congregation and to the community by Mr. and Mrs. William R. Soles, Jr., the sculpture was dedicated Sunday, June 8, at 12:15 p.m.

 

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