Julia Dorr Monument

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Julia Dorr Carved in Marble (Video by Evan Morse with Taylor Apostol)

6 October 2021: Unveiling at The Rutland Free Library

Spring 2021: Artists Evan Morse and Taylor Apostol are currently carving the marble (left).

The plaster model.
The clay model.

OBVERSE: Fern, Harebell, Hemlock, Honeybee, Lichen, Monarch Butterfly, Wild Honeysuckle

REVERSE: Actias luna, Bird’s nest, Chrysalis, Hermit Thrush, Sarcoscypha coccinea, Spring Peeper, Viola palmata

Quotes below are by Julia C. R. Dorr (public domain).

OVER THE WALL
THE FALLOW FIELD
Some of the abundant, gracious models.
MY MOCKINGBIRD
One way to check your scale as the sun pours in…I listen to my mocking-bird sing from dawn until dusk. Now and again his courtship antics still…he flies over, peers in.
COME WHAT MAY
The 3D work began with crumpled newspaper taped to a pipe and flange (firmly affixed to a stable board) because the 1.5 life-size model would be quite heavy if created in solid clay. Many papers were ultimately recycled for the armature (I focused upon positive or poetic words/phrases, word searches, and crossword puzzles). The door is for scale for Dorr, and here you can see decisions being made about the shoulders, etc.
EXPIATION
The concept sketch for a monument to author and philanthropist Julia C. R. Dorr (graphite and gouache on paper).