A Tribute to Dallas Anderson: Sculptures of the Fox Valley in Wisconsin
-- Photos by Jeff Lindsay --
Dallas Anderson is a sculptor who has crafted a number of beautiful sculptures in Appleton and Neenah. Dallas has studied at the Royal Academie in Copenhagen and was a professor at Brigham Young University in Utah for a number of years. He also spent four years assisting in the art for the Crystal Cathedral in California. He is now a resident of Appleton. Here I present a few of my photos from three sculptures, Ring Dance, Playing in the Rain, and Reflections of Love.
1. Reflections of Love
Reflections of Love a beautiful sculpture that many in Appleton haven't noticed. It's tucked away in a rose garden at the Memorial Park Arboretum and Gardens in the north part of town, just to the north of the Scheig Learning Center there. It depicts a young ballerina holding a rose.
Dallas Anderson's Reflections of Love in Appleton at Memorial Park.This and the following photos from Memorial park were taken in May 2009.
Dallas Anderson's subtle signature on the sole of the ballerina's shoe.
2. Playing in the Rain
Playing in the Rain is probably the most famous sculpture of Neenah, Wisconsin, prominently displayed in beautiful Riverside Park. It is a water fountain with sprays of water around bronze statues of children. Delightful.
Distant view of the sculpture with active fountain. This and the next several photos were taken Sept. 27, 2006.
Girl in a rainbow. The color has been intensified to highlight the rainbow effect.
Upper portion of the sculpture.
Child playing in the rain, Riverside Park.
Girl standing in the spray of the fountain.
Detail of a boy in the sculpture.
3. Ring Dance
Ring Dance is certainly the most famous sculpture of Appleton, Wisconsin, part of a beautiful fountain in the center of City Park in the heart of Appleton. It is beautiful all year round and is a popular place for photography.
The Ring Dance fountain in summer.
Close-up of a girl.
Close-up of a girl.
The Ring Dance fountain at night.
Close-up of two children in the spray of the fountain.
Ring Dance, the famous sculpture in Appleton's City Park, Feb. 14, 2008.
Another view of snow on the Ring Dance sculpture, Feb. 14, 2008.
Example of a portrait done by the Ring Dance fountain. This is a friend of ours from her high school days on her way to prom.