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Harry Whitehorse International Wood Sculpture Festival
June 14 – 22, 2024

Oldrich Pliska

Oldrich Pliska (Halenkovice, Czech Republic) started wood sculpting in 2020 during the COVID-19 quarantine, giving him time to practice and hone his skills in the art form. In 2021, Oldrich left his job to pursue wood carving full time.
Flexile Cycle

2024 SCULPTURE PHOTO GALLERY

“Terrible Beauty”

White Pine
Dimensions: 71″ x 29″ x 32″

Artist’s Statement: When I think about nature in America, I imagine mountains and mountain cougars (puma). We don’t have cougars in the Czech Republic so I decided I wanted to sculpt this majestic animal.

Photos: Jessica Koopman

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Location

San Damiano Monona
4123 Monona Drive, Monona, Wisconsin
Map
Bike or walk a short distance to San Damiano Monona from Monona Grove High School.