From The Montgomery County Gazette. June16, 2010:
"Sculpture On The Grounds" celebrates its 24th season with six
artists displaying their sculptures at the entrance to Rockville
Civic Center Park.
The pieces are easy to spot when heading into the 123-acre wooded
park that also houses Glenview Mansion and the F. Scott Fitzgerald
Theatre. Viewing the sculptures can be a quick drive-through experience,
whether it's looking up at the beaming smiley face titled "Happy
Daze" or observing an abstracted "Giant Fern" on the park's verdant
With no designated theme, the four jurors, all members of the
City of Rockville Cultural Arts Commission, chose abstracted pieces
from 12 artists submitting 24 submissions. And each of these artists
has a story to tell.
John Mors of Arlington, Va., is obsessed with buildings and history. His
work "Sir Ned of the Southern Cross" depicts a 12th century armored chessman
and the Australian folk hero Ned Kelly. Trained as an architect in his native
Australia, Mors' goal is to "interconnect both personal and obscure references" in
his metal sculpture.
As for "Sir Ned," there is an "ambiguity to the sculpture: Is he the crazy
folk hero running out of the woods or a knight ready for battle?" Mors explains.
There is no battle at Rockville Civic Center Park. "Sculpture On The Grounds" is
all about peace and quiet.
Read the full review.