Protected by Permalac
Now, I don’t know about you, but I see several art pieces that could have used a little Permalac, right? But I guess to each their own.
As mentioned earlier, our Mr. Flanary stands by his continued use of Permalac as the sealant of choice for all of this metalworks art. And we certainly appreciate it.
More commonly known as Bronze Anvil, the story of its origin is a rather interesting one. It seems Peter Flanary, sculptor from Mineral Point, Wisconsin exhibits the sculpture privately, although it has been shown in various exhibits throughout the Midwest.
To put it in Mr. Flanary’s own words:
The artwork has been exhibited in my studio’s outdoor exhibit space in Mineral Point but has not been in a public venue.
The inscription “do something differently” is the statement. I feel that explanations may miss the point that the sculpture is first a poetic entity.
An “ explanation” should be predicated with a warning, that as soon as I say that the sculpture means “This”, that it may also mean “That”.
That said, the forms are kind of a symbol, in this case the anvil and the star. Implied in these forms is a pairing and interaction of gravity and levity, a celestial and terrestrial arrangement. The making of something, the conscious mutability of matter, is the task at hand. – Mr. Peter Flanary
Everyone here at Permalac HQ are proud to have discovered yet another masterpiece being protected from the elements, and also shielding the patina from HV rays.
Dubuque Means Business
In researching this project some interesting facts about the city of Dubuque, Iowa were found to be uncanny. The city proper holds a population of a little more than 56,000, but the Non-Profit Dubuque Arts & Culture produces more than $47 Million in annual revenues (and this is a published number from 2010). Pretty amazing.
Throughout the year the arts organizations throughout Dubuque hold events that include Snow Sculpture in the Park, the Annual Art on the River (that’s the Mississippi in case you were uncertain), and dozens of art and culture events and activities for all age groups. What a dynamic little community with a big arts and culture attitude.
Hat’s off to them!