Visitors to the Stone Ridge Library will now be greeted by a beautiful limestone sculpture that has been installed amongst the plantings that line the bluestone walkway at the entrance to the 1798 stone building. The sculpture, titled Magnus I, was created in 1995 by Bradford Graves, and was recently donated by Verna Gillis in memory of her late husband.
The sculpture arrived on December 1, transported with support from the Stone Ridge Library Board of Trustees and logistical help from Francisco Rivera, Varcia Venetzanos and Board Member Ethan Plank.
“We are delighted with this beautiful addition to the Library grounds,” said Director Jody Ford. “And we thank Ms. Gillis for providing the sculpture for our patrons and visitors to enjoy.”
This piece is one of many in Bradford Graves’ prolific collection; for more about the artist and the Bradford Graves Sculpture Park in Kerhonkson, see bradfordgraves.com.