I saw so much artwork on my roadtrip. Not only did we look at murals, roadside folk art and public art, but we were also lucky enough to talk with a sculptor, Tom Bant, and admire his work.
Tom is a sculptor. He is also an excellent caricaturist. His paintings and drawings are wonderful. He is also an art teacher. My absolute favorite piece of his is a huge metal sculpture of a bear. It is life-size, and life-like, with one clawed foot resting on a stump. It is displayed outdoors. The big bear is oxidizing gracefully to a wonderful warm red color, becoming more and more beautiful. Tom has a website, so I am including the link here if you would like to see more of his work: www.tombant.com.