Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sculptures of Springfield: Dr. Seuss And The Cat In The Hat

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Dr. Seuss And The Cat In The Hat
Springfield, MA
Topic: Sculptures of Springfield

GPS: N42° 06.222; W072° 35.132

Quick Description: 

This sculpture features Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and his most famous character, the Cat In The Hat.

Long Description:

Dr. Seuss and the Cat In The Hat is located in the center of the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Quadrangle in Springfield. It is the most intricate of all the sculptures, displaying an amazing amount of detail.

A life-size figure of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) is wearing glasses and seated in a winged chair by a drawing table which has no right rear leg. His body is aligned with the desk and his face is slightly tilted to the right. His hands are clasped around his right knee and his right foot is resting on the edge of the table. To his left and behind him stands the Cat In The Hat with his right hand resting on an umbrella, his left hand touching the edge of his hat, and his long curved tail touching the ground.

The sculpture was designed by Theodor Seuss Geisel's step-daughter Lark Dimond-Cates and and cast in bronze by Art Research & Technology. It is placed next to and north of the Horton Court.

Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden
Springfield Quadrangle
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103

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