Back in 2014, Together Wichita became a community-wide initiative to showcase people, places and their creations that make Wichita special. Since 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of Kiowa artist Blackbear Bosin dedicating his artwork, Keeper of the Plains, to the City of Wichita, Heather Denker, project manager for Together Wichita 2014, wanted to find a project to build community and leave a lasting impression. Special permission was given by the Bosin family for the art project of erecting 10-foot fiberglass replica statues of the Keeper of the Plains at various locations throughout the city. Artists who were interested in participating in decorating the Keepers submitted proposals for the blank replicas and selected artists would receive an honorarium upon completion and approval of their painted Keeper.
One of our very own regular Tangle & Talk tanglers, Patti Doll, submitted her proposal using the Zentangle method for decoration and was selected to complete one! She now has a 10-foot statue in her garage that she’s working on. Additional photos will be posted along the way as she completes her project! Then we’ll let you know where it’s located in Wichita so you can go downtown and take a look!!
Happy Tangling!! B
Just learned that Patti’s statue was purchased by the Kansas Leadership Council.