From a 1960’s Sculpture Center’s Brochure - "These people with their long noses, big eyes, and chubby figures live in a wonderful far away land. They are friendly, warm and at peace with themselves, enjoying their happy moments. We do not know them or their country, but Renzi does. Through his sculpture, we observe them as they work and play in close harmony, concerned only with the miracles of their enchanted world."
Paraphrased from Dorothea Denslow.
Clement Renzi ( January 31, 1925 - December 1, 2009) is well known for his contemporary art statues depicting and celebrating everyday life from birth through education, careers and old age. Renzi's artwork gave meaning and joy to the simple moments of life. He made his home in Fresno, California, and produced his art in his backyard studio. The community is richer for it.
There is a story behind every statue Janet found and I photographed, some were hard to find due to being sold and moved from one location to another. The book is presented in chronological order. If the dates of the projects were questionable, those were signified with an open 'e' at the end of the date.