My 65 years of creating art have always strived to inform as well as entertain. With this tree sculpture, I wanted to create more than a decorative treatment on the surface of this once majestic old tree. I wanted to take this now dying tree and imbue it with a new life of its own both artistically and intellectually. I also wanted to create a sculpture that would appeal to both young and old alike. I also felt that the tree deserved a strong, simple, but dynamic concept that would visually draw viewers close and engage them. A slingshot seemed to be the perfect solution for my artistic vision: to create a simple, kinetic, and engaging sculpture for all ages, a whimsical thirty-foot child’s toy, a slingshot.
Rutherford Sayre Park