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This is 1 of 3 posts of photographs that I took of sculptures by local artist Anna Hyatt Huntington this past week.
This sculpture is located on the front lawn of Redding Elementary School in Redding, CT. According to this article, "Huntington never sold her works; all were gifts."
As is sometimes the way of life, one thing led to another, in my discovery of this sculpture, and then subsequently learning that the same artist had created other sculptures I have seen and photographed around Connecticut. I came here to go to Lonetown Marsh Sanctuary. The parking for the trail was across the street, at this school. I saw this magnificent horse sculpture as I pulled in, so I took some photos of it. When I got home, I did some research, to find out who created this.
I learned that this sculpture was "Fighting Stallions" by local artist Anna Hyatt Huntington, and that she had also created the horse sculpture I had photographed at the Mark Twain Library a few months ago. At that time, I was unaware of the history behind any of the sculptures there.
My current research led me to learn she also created the Israel Putnam sculpture at Putnam Memorial State Park. She also created the Bears and Wolves sculptures at Collis P. Huntington State Park. She also created a horse sculpture at John Read Middle School, which is where I park to go across the street to Saugatuck Falls Natural Area. I didn't even realize a sculpture was at the school, because it was close to the building and obscured by an overgrown tree. So I went out to find that sculpture, then stopped at the nearby Mark Twain Library, to photograph that one again, and made these three blog posts.