These whimsical animal sculptures at the Roswell library are up for national grant

The winner will be determined by popular vote, so show your support!
Condon project
Photographs courtesy of Chris Condon

Last spring, the inaugural issue of the new Atlanta Magazine’s HOME featured a fascinating interview with sculptor Chris Condon, who carves whimsical animals out of scavenged wood. At the time, Condon had just completed an extensive installation at a new Fulton County library in Roswell. Placed throughout the LEED-certified building, his woodland creatures invite patrons to explore the facility, as if they were on a nature walk. Most of the materials were recycled from the site, including construction palettes and waste. Now, that project—dubbed “New Growth Forest”—has been nominated for a grant from Americans for the Arts. The contest, sponsored by Kris Wine, is an effort to raise awareness of public art. The winner will be determined by popular vote—you can show your support here (one vote per day) until October 31.