Lewis Sculpture Gets Toothbrush

Local artist Dale Lewis continues his unique approach to upcycling materials into wildlife art, and reports that he recently provided “dental care” for a work of his currently on display in Iowa. According to Lewis, Dr. Jay Lala, of Central Park Dentistry in downtown Mason City, IA, purchased a four-foot tall beaver, Bucky, made of masonry nails. This summer, Dr. Lala commissioned a toothbrush for Bucky, who stands watch outside his office. Lewis delivered the toothbrush for Bucky while on his way to Ames, IA, to de-install a Lewis & Art Exhibition traveling exhibit at Reiman Gardens. He said the de-install went well and the weather was great for mid-October, and a welcome relief after the bitter cold and high winds he experienced during the installation in April. Learn more about Dale and his art at ArtistDaleLewis.com.

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(Dale Lewis, Bucky and Dr. Lala. Submitted photo)

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