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LIMESTONE SCULPTURE

Carved by Martin Cooney 

Climber at Rest Fountain /  Winterset Limestone / 11 x 5 x 23″ / $2,150

This Carving is Available For Purchase at the KMJ Cooney Studio Gallery

Located across from the airport and fronting Highway 82

111 Aspen Airport Business Center, Suite D. Colorado 81611

Climber at Rest began life as a straight forward carving. It was a scene that I had recently seen in one form or another – video or photo, I can’t remember which – but the image left quite an impression with me. Never could I adopt such a casual pose given the quite perilous position, but there you go. Some people are made for this, the rest of us aren’t. Not that I have no experience climbing mountains, I most certainly know my limits and would never simply hang around in such circumstances, never mind looking directly down at my foot just for the hell of it!

And so it was only on completion that the water was added in a way that it narrows down through the crevice to come tumbling out over the climber’s foot, allowing her to playfully alter its path. In fact it is precisely this timely intervention that gives the trickling water a bit of life as it heads for the narrow point of the shaft. This in turn gives a lively energy to the splashing instead of meekly allowing it to simply slide down into the water in virtual silence. Which is why the water will be tinkling away quite lackadaisically when all of a sudden the climber will give her foot a little wiggle – or something – and the fountain will be off and running with a newly revived energy, only to settle down again when no one is paying attention.

Definitely a rather quiet fountain is Climber at Rest, but I think the name just about says it all. This is a restful fountain despite the perilous looking position of our nimble hero.

 

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LIMESTONE SCULPTURE

Carved by Martin Cooney 

Climber at Rest Fountain /  Winterset Limestone / 11 x 5 x 23″ / $2,150

This Carving is Available For Purchase at the KMJ Cooney Studio Gallery

Located across from the airport and fronting Highway 82

111 Aspen Airport Business Center, Suite D. Colorado 81611

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