|Pete Hamilton Superbird Rabbit ©2012 Dawn Evans Scaltreto|
|Bronze Rabbit, watercolor on Fabriano 300 lb CP © 2012 Dawn Evans Scaltreto|
Then, one of my very good friends, artist Monica Fairbairn, who is aware that I have participated in many public art projects, forwarded me a call to artists. The city of Dedham is sponsoring a temporary public art project featuring those amazing large-scale Fiberglas sculptures like Cow Parade. But not cows, no siree Bob. You see, that community is known for its pottery, Dedham Pottery, lovely, earthy, crackled white and blue glaze pots that feature... wait for it... a RABBIT! So, yes, of COURSE I am interested, this is my "Year of the Rabbit"!
I did a little research for ideas for my submission, and found that Dedham is also home to the legendary NASCAR driver, Pete Hamilton. He won lots of races back in the 1970's, in 1970 winning both the Daytona 500 and the Talledega Speedway. He drove this very cool Plymouth "Superbird" with a huge spoiler on the back. My design features this race car, #40, which will be on display later this summer.
I am one of 15 artists selected for this exhibit, and tomorrow I pick up my blank rabbit. I don't need a rabbit's foot to be lucky, they just keep hopping in my direction. Keep coming, bunnies!