New Sculptures Unveiled at Raflo Park

Those who enjoy the quiet shade of Leesburg’s Raflo Park have some new scenery to enjoy. On Saturday, town leaders and members of the Leesburg Commission on Public Art and Friends of Leesburg Public Arts celebrated the display of five new ArtsPARKs works.

Three sculptors had works selected for the exhibit.

Brian Kirk created “Rural Landscape”—which depicts life in Loudoun, both the county’s scenic beauty and the day-to-day regiment of its residents—and “Cryptos II,” a collection of shapes in the Japanese Zen tradition.

Peter Wood also contributed two works. “In The Brew” is an assemblage of found objects portraying one’s aspects and experiences. “Phoenix” serves as a reminder that even in unsettling times we can rise from the ashes to continue times more beautiful than before.

Michael Clay’s “Pollinator” provides an exploration of science and nature.

Each sculpture is sponsored by a community business. Supporting this exhibit are Middleburg Bank, the Larkin Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, and the Rotary Club of Leesburg.

The first sculpture display in the Harrison Street park was created two years ago. Those five works are being sold, with proceeds to be used to support other public arts projects in Leesburg.

“Pollinator” creator Michael M. Clay poses with Mayor Kelly Burk during the unveiling of new works at the town’s ArtsParks at Raflo Park.
The striking “Phoenix” by Peter Wood.

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