Saturday, 13 July 2019 17:09

Walking tour of homemade sculptures

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PITTSFIELD - As part of the ongoing bicentennial celebrations for Pittsfield, there is going to be a sculpture tour at the home of a local couple on Sunday.

 

Not including smaller pieces, 33 larger sculptures adorn the lawn of Debora and Stanley Short.

 

Stanley, a welder by trade, makes them, and Deborah designs them.

 

Stanley said it got started about ten years ago, when he asked Deborah if she would like a spiderweb made out of metal, and she said only if it was big enough for everyone to see.

 

And it all grew from there.

 

"I wanted to make it look like it was made by an artist, and that's what together we are," said Stanley Short.

 

"Usually people stop on average about once a week, people we don't know that just happen to stop in and ask questions, want to take pictures," said Deborah.

Stanley said it varies on how long it takes to make these creations. A sculpture of a horse, one of the biggest pieces, took him well over 60 hours.

 

The walking tour will be Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 557 Hartland Avenue in Pittsfield.

Kelly Mitchell

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Kelly Mitchell joined the news team in March of 2018. She grew up splitting her time between York, ME and Haverhill, MA, but her favorite childhood memories took place along the rocky coast of southern Maine. She's now e...

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