Avant garde sculptor comes home for April Fools' Day|
When Mark Cline and his elephant caravan rolled into Waynesboro on Tuesday, the master of public spectacles upheld more than his April Fools’ Day tradition: he staked a claim — finally — atop the city’s mightiest hill.
Almost 22 years ago, Cline gained statewide attention when he proposed construction of a 60-foot-tall bust of the city’s namesake, General “Mad” Anthony Wayne, on the capped landfill. This morning, across the same ridge, a pack of life-sized (but fiberglass) elephants traipse along with a likeness of Cline riding along.
“I’m coming back in a weird way, kind of conquering the hill,” Cline said.
Titled, “Hannibal Crosses the Blue Ridge,” the 30-day display of Cline’s craft is just the latest in more than 25 years of making amusement-park monsters, midtown murals and double-take-inducing sculptures. Last year, he put Batman and Spiderman atop a courthouse in Lexington.
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