Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sculptures of Springfield: The Storyteller

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The Storyteller 
Springfield, MA
Topic: Sculptures of Springfield

GPS: N42° 06.223; W072° 35.133

Quick Description: 

The Storyteller is the most unusual of the five sculptures that comprise the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Quadrangle in Springfield.

Long Description:

The Storyteller is a bronze sculpture in the form of a ten foot high open book. The back of the sculpture is an exact replica of the cover of the Dr. Seuss classic children's story "Oh, The Places You'll Go". The cover design is accented in teal. On the front of the sculpture the entire text of "Oh, The Places You'll Go" is inscribed on two pages in large enough letters so it can be easily read. Dr. Seuss character Gertrude McFuzz is perched on the upper left corner of the book. The Grinch and his dog Max stand to the right side of the open book. Centered in front of the book is a large storyteller's chair.

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 in the plaza next to, and slightly north and west of, the The Dr. Seuss and The Cat In The Hat Sculpture.


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

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