"Smiling Mushroom" Relocation Project | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

"Smiling Mushroom" Relocation Project

"Smiling Mushroom" Relocation Project | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Relocation of Sid Boyum's sculpture, "Smiling Mushroom," to the public green space on the bike path at Atwood Avenue and Dunning Street. Lou Host-Jablonski, AIA architect, is seen at the tail end of a hatchback car in his brimmed hat, and the piece is laying on its side by a newly poured, square concrete foundation for installation. Gretta Wing Miller, producer of several films on the Sid Boyum relocation effort, observes by the sidewalk with her videocamera.   Designated for a "test move" because of its small size, "Smiling Mushroom" was the first piece to be moved from Boyum's backyard for public installation. It was part of a community-based volunteer project to preserve Boyum's larger outdoor work to public parks, landscaped areas and private residences throughout the Atwood-Schenk neighborhood.
DESCRIPTION
Relocation of Sid Boyum's sculpture, "Smiling Mushroom," to the public green space on the bike path at Atwood Avenue and Dunning Street. Lou Host-Jablonski, AIA architect, is seen at the tail end of a hatchback car in his brimmed hat, and the piece is laying on its side by a newly poured, square concrete foundation for installation. Gretta Wing Miller, producer of several films on the Sid Boyum relocation effort, observes by the sidewalk with her videocamera. Designated for a "test move" because of its small size, "Smiling Mushroom" was the first piece to be moved from Boyum's backyard for public installation. It was part of a community-based volunteer project to preserve Boyum's larger outdoor work to public parks, landscaped areas and private residences throughout the Atwood-Schenk neighborhood.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:129737
Creation Date: April 2000
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Sid Boyum Collection
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, color
Original Format Number:PH 6986 Box 14, Folder 2
Original Dimensions:3.25 x 4.75 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The City of Madison accepted 13 Boyum sculptures, the largest single donation of public sculpture in the city's 160-year history. The fulfillment of the committee's efforts was recognized in a public ceremony by the mayor and the city council on October 5, 1999. There are nine photographs in this series. See also Image IDs: 136819, 137310, 137311, and 137312. For images of the sculpture in Sid's backyard, see Image IDs: 123956 and 136540. Source: Lou Host-Jablonski and Anton Rajer, The Journal of the Folk Art Society of America, Vol. 12, No.4 (Fall 1999). Also posted as "Sid Boyum's Sculpture" on the Design Coalition website.
SUBJECTS
Conservation and restoration
Planning
Sculpture
Clothing and dress
Hats
Gardens
Lawns
Neighborhoods
Sidewalks
Men
Outdoor photography
Volunteers
Women
Cameras
Automobiles
Manual work

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