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"Swimming in a Stock Tank"
Medium: Steel Plate   Dimensions: 3'h x 4.5'w x 8'd
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This sculpture depicts a familiar activity of my early childhood -- 1930's and 40's.  The sculpture is half-size and the metal 1/4 inch think.

Before we would get in the tank, we would try to skim what we called "algae" from the water that was next to the side of the tank.  Today that seems very unsanitary, but it didn't bother us then.  Once we got in the water we would try to keep the cattle from drinking by splashing.

As a side note that didn't have anything to do with us: the town kids were not swimming in their municipal pools because of the polio scare.

Be that as it may, here is an old memory in steel.


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