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QPS sculpture project underway

Work has started on the first of eight new sculptures which will soon be installed at Quincy area schools.

On Tuesday, kids at Baldwin Elementary School helped the sculptor, Bob Doster, cut out student and faculty hand-prints.

Those hand-prints will be assembled into a bi-plane which will then be on display outside the school. Doster says it’s exciting to show the kids new avenues of art and ways to express themselves by using non-traditional materials.

“Most of the art they get is pencil, sharpie or paint,” said Doster. “We’re making steel sculptures and they get to use a machine to cut out steel, which they’ve probably never done.”

Doster will take the hand-prints back home to South Carolina where he will then assemble the bi-plane. The sculpture is expected to be installed late this fall.

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Kaylee Pfeiferling

Multimedia Journalist

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