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Sparky the Sea Lion by Third Street Studios

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Sparky Statue Third Street Studios in St. Paul created this sculpture of Sparky the Sea Lion for the Como Zoo’s 100th anniversary.

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Johann von Schiller by Ignatium Taschner

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Johann von Schiller statue This bronze figure of German poet, philosopher and dramatist Johann von Schiller stands in Como Park in St. Paul. It was created by Ignatium Taschner and dedicated in 1907.

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Play Days by Harriet Frishmuth

Monday, December 10th, 2007

"Play Days" Located in the Sunken Garden at the Como Park Conservatory, “Play Days” is a 1925 sculpture by Harriest Frishmuth. Much like “Crest of Wave” — the other Frishmuth sculpture in the Conservatory — “Play Days” is also a nude probably modeled after the dancer Desha Delteil.

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Crest of the Wave by Harriet Frishmuth

Friday, December 7th, 2007

"Crest of the Wave" The nude figure has a certain grace and carefree joy — as if the warmth of the Conservatory compared to the frigid Minnesota winters outside was so inviting she stripped her clothes and started dancing. Or maybe not.

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Constructing Friendship by Michael Sinesio

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Faces Sculpture at Como Park Midway Entrance “Constructing Friendship” is another Minnesota Rocks sculpture by Ely, Minn. artist Michael Sinesio. It’s located at the west entrance to Como Park in St. Paul.

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Paisley Perch by Peter Morales

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Another Minnesota Rocks project, the second for Peter Morales, “Paisley Perch” is another of his functionally artistic benches this one located in the southeast corner of Como Park in St. Paul. It also has a shape suggestive of an animal, but it’s not nearly as direct as some of his other work. Initially it struck […]

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Henrik Ibsen by Jacob Fjelde

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Norwegian-born artist Jacob Fjelde created this bust of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and a Norwegian fraternal organization gave it to the City of St. Paul in 1907. If a statue could ever claim Norwegian citizenship, this one has a shot. Henrik was on display in Como Park until the bust was stolen in 1982. In […]

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