Wind Brings Artworks to Life

Richardson art festival features Fredrick Prescott’s works

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    by Bruce Felps

    Hope for a windy weekend in Richardson.

    The city conducts its annual Cottonwood Art Festival through Mother’s Day — 9 a.m.-6 p.m. each day at Cotton Wood Park, duh — and artwork by Santa Fe, N.M., sculptor Fredrick Prescott looks to be the featured attraction.

    His creations — life-size kinetic metal renderings of elephants, magic dragons, camels, horses, cows, alligators, and lions, and no offense, dude, but your lion face and head kind of look like a triceratops without the nose–top protrusion — are billed as seeming to come to life when the wind blows.

    They could squeak a little, too.

    Prescott’s installation at the art fest includes his latest work, magical seahorses, which might need waves to move rather than the wind [haha, anything? no? OK, moving on].

    All kidding aside, though, the sculptures probably are fascinating pieces, particularly for small children and altered adults.

    Just one thing, though. How do we know what “life-size” might be for magic dragons, which are mythical beasts, right?


    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He would be impressed if there were a life-size moving monkey in the collection.