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Gary Lee Price - "Bookworm"

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Artist: Gary Lee Price
Title: Bookworm 16"
Medium: Bronze
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"As parents home-schooling our children, we decided to start our academic adventure by taking a field trip to Mount Rushmore . What a great beginning experience. As we continued to work and study with our children, we were fascinated to learn that the most important activity a family could do together was read. Parents reading to their children, children reading to each other…just lots of reading. This was new to me. I grew up reading only for facts, but now I have discovered many new, exciting, doors, which allow me to learn and to dream. This piece depicts my son, Isaiah, and his thirst for knowledge. Totally enraptured, this young student typifies the total satisfaction we all can find in great books. The young boy’s expression, the stack of books still to be read, and arched form of the Bookworm repeats its simple message: Learning is fun! I offer to you, Bookworm, so you can open the cover and dream." Gary Lee Price

"Bookworm I" features a young boy engrossed in reading a book. The boy stands upright with his head tilted slightly downwards towards the open book that he holds in both hands. He is dressed in a button-up shirt and pants that exhibit realistic folds and textures. His hair is textured and parted to one side, adding to the lifelike quality of the work. The overall execution of the sculpture — from the expressive pose of the boy to the detailed representation of the books and the clothing — exudes a sense of quiet concentration and the joy of reading.