SculptureWalk is welcoming a fresh face to its lineup this year.
Sioux Falls artist Cameron Stalheim, 30, is busy prepping his statue “Persist” to be cast in bronze.
The art piece is one of 57 works being displayed in the 15th annual SculptureWalk, set to be installed downtown May 5.
“Being that this is my first time on the SculptureWalk, I wanted to make a piece with an impact to the community,” said Stalheim. “The piece is all about allowing yourself to be vulnerable.”
“Persist” is the first of three sculptures in a series showing the liberation of the subject. By the third sculpture, the cloth has been removed from the figure and he is finally free to be himself.
Stalheim is currently raising funds to cast the rather large piece in bronze, which will cost $15,000. When “Persist” is completed by BronzeAge Art Casting, the statue will be installed at the intersection of 10th Street and Phillips Avenue.
“It’s very exciting to be approved to be on ScultpureWalk, but then the reality hit for me. Now I actually have to make it and find the money to pay to make it,” said the artist…
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