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Ellen Woodbury Receives Peoples' Choice Award For Public Sculpture
Ellen Woodbury's first public sculpture, "See Through Other Eyes: Spotted Owl" was awarded the Peoples' Choice Award by the citizens of Loveland, CO. The sculpture is part of The Arts Advocacy Project (TAAP) and is on display in downtown Loveland from June, 2010 to May, 2011. Voting for Peoples' Choice concluded on March 1, 2011, with the marble Owl selected from a total of 5 public sculptures elegible for the prize.

This inter-active sculpture presents the Spotted Owl, a species endangered due to over-harvest of old-growth forest, which is its habitat. The sculpture is carved from Colorado Yule Marble and stands 55 inches on its pedestal base. The sculpture invites the viewer to literally and metaphorically see the world through the eyes of a Spotted Owl. The eyes are drilled through and the back of the head is hollowed out, giving the viewer room to peek through.

Woodbury was very pleased with the recognition. "It's great when my work strikes a responsive chord with other people. It validates my art and keeps me creating. Thank you to the people of Loveland for this award."

 


 
 
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