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Whack, Whack, Paddy Whack – Dale Johnson

Posted on January 15, 2017

Patty Wack, Patty Wack
Patty Wack, Patty Wack,
Image courtesy of Mark Flatch

Patty Wack, Patty Wack
Indiana Limestone
Location: Kettering Recreation Complex

Located on the turn-around area off Glengarry Drive at the entrance of the Kettering water park, this stone sculpture, entitled “Patty Wack, Patty Wack,” was created by artist Dale Johnson. Commissioned as a part of 2002’s Kettering Rocks! stone sculpture symposium, Johnson was assisted by Jack Oliver in creating this playful ten-foot structure depicting the tension between a cat and a dog, and a young girl, all standing on a turtle’s back.

Dale Johnson lives and works in Columbus, Ohio, and oversees the stone shop Old World Stone Carving. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at the California College of Arts and Crafts. He has also studied arts at the University of California in Berkeley, Pilcuck Glass School in Washington State and the University of Minnesota. Johnson has been commissioned to complete work in stone for the Thurber House in Columbus, Dublin/Coffman High School in Dublin, Sullivan/Bruck Architects in Columbus, the Cities of Dublin and Columbus. His work can also be seen in New York City, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Hanover, Indiana.

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