Harry Whitehorse Art
Bayview Community Foundation Sculpture

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Welcome to the Bayview Community Foundation Sculpture Website, dedicated to documenting the creation of a wonderful statue. Follow the progress as sculptor Harry Whitehorse creates a sculpture from a very unusual tree, a seventy-year-old Osage Orange tree.
Originally planted in Madison's Greenbush neighborhood, the Osage Orange survived the area's transition to the Bayview Community during the 1960s and flourished into the late part of the twentieth century. The completed statue was dedicated at the Bayview Triangle Ethnic Fest on Sunday, August 18, 2002.

September 13, 2002
Sculpture Photo Gallery Now Posted
See professional photographer Skot Weidemann's photographs now posted in the Wood Sculpture Gallery. 

September 11, 2002
"One Child Spinning Through Mother Sky" Now Home at Bayview
After exhibiting the sculpture at Milwaukee's Indian Summer Festival, Sculptor Harry Whitehorse delivered the statue to its' permanent home at the Bayview Community Center.

How can you see the statue?

The public is welcome at the Bayview Community Center during normal hours of operation.
Please call them at 608-256-7808 before you visit to make sure that they are open.

Where is Bayview? 

Bayview Townhouses and Community Center are located at 601 Bayview in Madison, Wisconsin and is best accessed from Park Street. Map

September 8, 2002

BAYVIEW SCULPTURE SEEN BY THOUSANDS AT INDIAN SUMMER

Thanks to the Bayview Foundation Board members, Harry Whitehorse exhibited the Bayview sculpture at Milwaukee's Indian Summerfest over a three day period. An estimated 65,000 people visited the annual festival held at Milwaukee's Summerfest ground.



August 22, 2002

SCULPTURE TIMELINE POSTED

Discover how this unusual tree planted in the 1930s survives the Greenbush neighborhood's physical demolition, the Bayview neighborhood's construction and is eventually carved by Harry Whitehorse into a beautiful sculpture.

STATUE UPDATE

August 18, 2002

DEDICATED!


Ken Whitehorse, Harry Whitehorse, and Art Shegonee pose with the statue at the Bayview Ethnic Festival. To enjoy photos of the day's events, go to the special Bayview Dedication Gallery.



August 3, 2002

PROFESSORS CAROL AND IZA GOROFF DISCOVER TREE PLANTER

Tony Raimondo Planted Osage Orange in the 1920s

From the start of this project about a year ago, we've been trying to determine exactly who planted the Osage Orange over 65 years ago when the Bayview area was known as Madison's Greenbush neighborhood.Fran Remeika, who ensured that no harm came to the landmark tree during Bayview construction, set the wheels in motion by calling retired UW Whitewater Professors Iza and Carol Goroff. The Goroffs are immersed in an ambitious project to document the people and places of the Greenbush and Fran rightly figured that they could help identify the property where the tree was planted. The Goroffs in turn contacted Frank Rane. Frank's efforts to email many of his friends resulted in a response from Tony Raimondo's son, John Raimond. The Goroffs credit Frank Rane, and feel that without his help, their energies would have been wasted.Twenty four hours from the time the Goroffs and Frank Rane began making inquiries to their Greenbush contacts, Sam Raimond was visiting with Harry Whitehorse and getting reacquainted with the tree that his father, Tony Raimondo, had planted over sixty five years ago.Tony Raimondo, a Sicilian immigrant, bought the house at 22 South Francis Street in the early 1920s. Sam and his brother John remember when their father, an avid gardener, planted two trees and twisted them together. These trees grew together and became Wisconsin's second largest Osage Orange tree and the only tree to survive the neighborhood's demolition in the 1960s. In his old age and confined to a wheelchair at a nearby nursing home, Tony never forgot the tree and sometimes had his children take him to visit the tree that he planted so many years ago.In the photo above, courtesy of Sam Raimond, Tony poses in front of another one of his unusual trees, a pear tree to which he grafted five different varieties.