What began as a model of a “proverbial pink elephant” cut from insulation foam became Baraboo’s latest piece of public art on Saturday.
Community members gathered at Myron Park to unveil a steel elephant sculpture that was created by Madison artists William Grant Turnbull [MFA ’08] and Laura Richards [BFA ’03]. Following the ceremony, Baraboo High School Art Club members and other attendees filled the frame of the sculpture with Baraboo quartzite that was donated by D.L. Gasser Construction.
“We are a circus town, obviously,” Baraboo Mayor Mike Palm said, unveiling the new artwork and site of the Myron Park Sculpture Way. “We love our heritage, and we thought nothing would be more appropriate than to start off with an elephant.”