Thursday, November 4, 2010

Moose Myth: Maine

The Moose Myth: An Iconic figure of New Hampshire & Maine

We recently moved one of our Moose Myth sculptures from Portsmouth, NH to Portland, Maine with Chance Anderson, a friend who operates a boom truck and a 20 ft trailer. We built Moose Myth Portsmouth in June 2010 at Market Square as part of Art Speak, the City of Portsmouth Cultural Council's temporary art program, Overnight Art. The theme this year was bridges, and we chose the moose as an iconic symbol of New Hampshire and Maine, hence a bridge between the two neighboring states. Since we knew it was going to have to move or be removed in November 2011, we started looking around for a site in Maine, to fulfill our vision for this piece. Out of the blue, we got a call from Nancy Davidson, an independent curator who was putting together a show called 'Critters' at the Art Gallery of the University of New England in Portland, Maine. She asked us if we had indoor and outdoor animal themed pieces for her show, and when we told her about Moose Myth, she arranged a loan with the Director, Anne Zill. Moose Myth Portland Maine will be on view through July 2011 and Moose Myth Nashua will be on view indefinitely. More details below.

-Donna Dodson & Andy Moerlein

Moose Myth, New Hampshire
Bicentennial Park
66 Main Street
Nashua NH
on view indefinitely

Moose Myth, Maine
Art Gallery, University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland ME
on view through July 2011

Photo credit: Andy Moerlein

Update: Andy Moerlein made a video of Chance Anderson and Donna Dodson moving Moose Myth from Portsmouth New Hampshire to Portland Maine.