WEST COLUMBIA — Replacing the fountain in the Triangle City location, West Columbia leaders are trying to find to attribute a statue by neighborhood recycled steel sculptor Thomas Humphries.
The art piece, “A Tribute to Anna Hyatt Huntington’s Preventing Stallions,” replicates the first Combating Stallions statue displayed at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet.
“I you should not assume you will find a additional recognizable statue at Brookgreen Gardens,” stated Mayor Tem Miles. “It is really just one of most identifiable items in the condition.”
Beneath present programs, the current fountain, which stands in the centre of West Columbia’s initial buying district, will be decommissioned and provide as the statue’s base.
The metropolis would commit $48,675 on the public artwork.
To repair and retain the fountain would have value the city three situations as a great deal, according to City Administrator Brian Carter.
Humphries’ combating horse sculpture took four many years to make from recycled steel observed all-around the Columbia location. It was recently exhibited at the Tryon Worldwide Equestrian Heart in North Carolina through the Worldwide Federation for Equestrian Sports activities Earth Equestrian Game titles.
Humphries’ other art has been exhibited in a selection of sites close to West Columbia, such as a dancing few in front of the Blue Moon Ballroom on Meeting Road, “Rocket Queen” seahorse and a T rex in the Interactive Artwork Park at the corner of Meeting and State streets, and the “Junkyard Blues Band” at West Columbia’s Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater.