The Ventriloquist

An online publication at and outside the boundary of evangelical Christianity.

posts by John Hawkins



October 2011

Irony, Dinos & Bears

by John Hawkins, on October 2011, Art

“Compassion measures us as humans,” says sculptor Mark Cline, looking up from a life-size replica of the JMU Duke Dog as he applies another layer of plaster to its resin-soaked arm. The mind behind such cultural oddities as “The Town That Time Forgot,” an April Fools’ prank that scattered oversized dinosaur statues across the rural village of Glasgow, and Foamhenge, a scale remake of the Druidical landmark made entirely of…