A shared experience of one artist's creation

Posted by Rhys Roberts on

We are blessed here at Pedestal Source to see absolutely amazing photos on a daily basis from our customers. We see art displays and collections for every taste and style, from rustic, western-themed bronze sculptures on oak pedestals, to abstract glass and metal sculptures on carbon fiber pedestals.

Bronze bust of Alan Alda creating during his 1992 lead in Jake's Women at the Neil Simon Theater.
Bronze bust of Alan Alda on Calcutta Marble Pedestal. Created in 1992 during production of Neil Simon's play Jake's Women.


Occasionally, we are also treated to incredibly personal stories of how a sculpture or collection came to be. One of our most memorable was shared with us by an art dealer in North Carolina who had discovered a terra cotta mold of Abe Lincoln. He was eventually able to have it cast in bronze and brought a long-time dream to fruition. You can find that story here.

Collectively, the stories we hear showcase the profound relationship we can each experience through and with art. Whether we are part of the creative process or deeply committed to artist display and appreciation, the connections fostered are powerful.

 Just a few days ago we received some remarkable photos of a bronze bust displayed on our Calcutta Marble pedestal. The bronze face looked familiar, and we all loved the display, so just had to find out more. Lisa, the woman who posted the photo, generously shared yet another incredible story of family, history, and art.

As Lisa explained, her uncle spent over 40 years as property master in the Neil Simon Theater on Broadway. He was also an artist and sculptor. Visiting actors would often sit for portraits and he was able to share his creative process with actors from productions big and small. 

In 1992, Alan Alda was starring in Neil Simon’s very own play “Jake’s Women” and this bronze was the result of their collaboration during that time. 

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