- Our Town
A big sculpture changes the feel of the place
“It’s Stacy’s brainchild,” says Dan Waefler, pointing to a cube mounted on top of a smoothed out stump, a mini-version of what exists outside the shop.
The small version is interesting, and intricate, the large version makes a statement.
Stacy Beamer and Dan Waefler built it out of what was left over from other projects and pieces of metal they salvaged from junk piles on Bowen. In 200-odd hours of their free time. Now this traffic-stopping piece of art sits outside their metal works shop awaiting an owner.
“There’s a Bowen price,” says Beamer, “and I’ll come up with another price if someone from off-island wants to buy it.”
Ideally, Beamer says he’d like to see it stay on Bowen as a work of public art, along a trail in the forest, maybe.
“I like big sculptures because they change the feel of a place,” he says.
He says any future owner should know: it weighs a mere 1500 pounds, and breaks into six pieces for portability.
“People have come up to me and said, ‘I usually don’t have much time for art but this made me stop in my tracks,’” says Beamer. “I’m just glad I’ve go the tools and the time to do this kind of thing.”