[Featured Image: Photo by Don Lipps – Detail from Intersections by Luke Achterberg]
It was a lovely Saturday morning, and as I’ve done every year since beginning work on MankatoLIFE, it was time to walk the streets of Mankato and North Mankato to visit the sculptures in CityArt’s 2020 Walking Sculpture Tour.
Becky, an artist herself, shared with the less artistically adept of the group the difference between a sculpture and a statue, which I had never heard before. A sculpture is any three-dimensional work of art while a statue is generally of a human or animal and is at least life size but often larger. So, all statues are sculptures but not all sculptures are statues. Of course, you probably already knew that.
We had a great time looking at, photographing, and discussing the sculptures. I’ve included a few images from my shoot — just enough, I hope, to make you hungry to set out and see them for yourself.
A great day was made almost perfect as we ended our walk by actually getting a seat inside the NaKato and actually eating lunch in a restaurant! Yes, you read that right, we had lunch inside an eating establishment! When I mentioned to our server Lyndsy that it was my first culinary outing in over three months, she greeted me with, “Welcome back to civilization!” That’s exactly what it felt like.
Lyndsy did a great job, as did the NaKato – where I’ve never had anything that wasn’t delicious!