For this year’s public art installation, artist Wendy Klemperer has created sculptures of a deer and fawn to put at the entrance of Deer Park in Newport, Virginia.
The deer sculptures, dubbed “Whitetail Crossing,” artist Wendy Klemperer have built are about 1,000 pounds each and are double the size of real deer. The city of Newport, Virginia allows a resident artist to create a public art piece each year. Kleperer’s deer mark the 18th art installation.
The doe and fawn are made from 3,000 pounds of marine epoxy, rebar, and steel reinforcement.
Wendy Klemperer is a New York based artist who has created multiple deer sculptures that have permanent homes on university campuses and botanical gardens across the nations.
Public art to Klemperer is invaluable because of its “accessibility and mystery.”
“I also love discovering art where you might not expect to find it.”
The public art installations are a welcome addition to the town of Newport. Residents look forward to the art every year.
The deer took the Newport News Public Art Foundation and Wendy Klemperer almost a decade to plan and find funding for. 50 different entities help make these deer sculptures possible.
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