Homesteaders

Homesteaders

 

Jake Mol

Materials: Wood and old farm implements and hardware
Description: Father, mother, child and dog created from old telephone poles and farm implements
Installation Date: June, 2004

Number on Map: 1

 

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About the Sculpture:

For many years Jake Mol has taught a watercolour painting course at the Haliburton School of The Arts. Each summer he brings his students out to paint pictures of the farmstead that is part of the Haliburton Highlands Museum in Glebe Park. Jake thought that there should be a sculpture that connected the farmstead to the Sculpture Forest and presented the Haliburton Sculpture Forest Committee with the concept for the Homesteaders. Using recycled materials—bits and pieces of tools and hardware that might have been found around a farmstead—Jake created a whimsical family that might have built and lived in the buildings across the way. The stand facing their “home” holding up paintings that reflect their past and the present. 

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Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
Tel: (705) 457-3555

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© 2016 Haliburton Sculpture Forest. All images © 2016 Kristy L. Bourgeois, Youkie Stagg, Angus Sullivan, Noelle Dupret Smith