Advertisement

Sculptor to create 6-tiered fountain

March 23, 1998|By JULIE E. GREENE

Sculptor to create 6-tiered fountain

Downtown Hagerstown pedestrians will get a chance to witness a sculpture in the making this spring.

Waynesboro, Pa., sculptor John Bottomley will be creating a 13-foot-high, six-tiered fountain in the front window of the former Tristate Electrical Supply Co. Inc. building at 38 S. Potomac St.

Bottomley has been commissioned to do the piece for a funeral home to be built at Rest Haven Cemetery on Pennsylvania Avenue. He said he expects it to take him four to six weeks to complete the fountain.

Bottomley said he will sculpt the fountain, then make a mold from the sculpture and cast it in concrete. The fountain will go in the funeral home's lobby.

Advertisement

He will start work as soon as the city has ensured the space in the building is up to fire code and has checked its liability.

City Council members gave Bottomley an informal OK Tuesday to use the city-owned building as long as precautions are taken so spectators don't wander throughout the building. Councilman Wally McClure said he was worried about the city's liability since the entire building is not secure.

Bottomley said he would erect a drawing of the finished fountain, display a model of it, post a sign explaining what he is doing and answer questions from spectators.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|