Paulding, OH 45879
Title of the artwork: “Industry”
Artists: Charles Umlauf
Type: Wood Carving
Thanksgiving 2015 was spent with my wife’s side of the family. This involved driving out to Ohio. Since I like to make the most of my long distance trips I selected Paulding, Ohio as one of our stops on the way home. Honestly, it was just on my list of buildings to visit. I had no idea it had a wood caring let along a very large wood carving.
I was completely surprise and I guess that is another reason I took 75 pictures during this visit.
I only know of a few large wood carvings. Greenville, Tennessee and now Paulding, Ohio. I have to say this adds a very nice variety to our collection of artwork.
There are several reason I like the carvings. First I don’t think they need to be refinished or restored like a mural. Murals tend to fade and become discolored over time. Where as a wood carving tends to just age slowly. If that makes any sense.
What do you know about large wood carvings? Do you like this one? What can you tell use about it? Please comment and share below.
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- Personal visit on 11/28/2015 by David, Post Office Freak
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