Love Long Last
- by The Myth Makers, Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein
Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein a.k.a. "The Myth Makers" are based in Massachusetts but their sculptures have been exhibited through the United States and abroad. Their collaboration is born from a mutual love of the wild. Dodson takes inspiration from the mysterious nature of animals that spark her imagination. Moerlein takes inspiration from events in the natural world that leave visual marks which strike a narrative chord in the artist. Monumental in scale, their works, made from natural materials, are site-specific, adding a chapter to the life stories in the communities in which they appear. On Love Long Last: "The Northern Cardinal is an inspiring sight. It shares many traits with the people who call Summit their home. This lively bright bird is outgoing, loyal to its locality and very social. Cardinals mate for life and are romantic partners. Males feed the females beak to beak throughout their summer courtship as the females protect the nest. In folklore the Cardinal has great significance. The belief that Cardinals are spiritual messengers has existed in many cultures. They are seen as harbingers of good health, renewal, and happy relationships. Whether it is an omen or just a delight, it is very evident that sighting a red cardinal makes everyone feel special. These two avian avatars stand independently but show a loving camaraderie and partnership. Like the spirit of Summit NJ, this Northern Cardinal pair celebrate a long lasting love of home."
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Location: Village Green – North East Quad
Installation Status: Current Installations