This unique sculpture is the work of Dr. Thomas Clark and Tim Wolfe, who together created this exclusive Rotary gnome and owl collector's piece from their Cairn Studio in Davidson, North Carolina. Tom Clark is the most well known sculptor in America today with collectors in every county of every state, plus Europe, Asia and Canada. He is an ordained minister (Ph.D. Theology), retired tenured professor of Christian Ethics and distinguished alumnus of prestigious Davidson College. He has a following of over 3 million registered collectors, and will soon be featured along with Elizabeth Dole, the Rev. Billy Graham, Andy Griffith and others in a very special book saluting the 50 most influential North Carolinans.
Each sculpture is hand-cast and is individually hand painted, antiqued, highlighted and finished in North Carolina, then signed and numbered by the artist. Our thanks to the Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg County, North Carolina for their partnership in making this very special piece available. Join Frank Devlyn and Rick King as a proud owner of this fine sculpture.
Even the wise old owl has something to learn! Pauley, the consumate Rotarian, is giving a lesson in the "ABC's of Rotary". You will notice that he is also wearing his lapel pin! Pauley is highlighting the many accomplishments Rotarians have made worldwide through the Four Avenues of Service since the founding of Rotary in Februrary, 1905 by Paul Harris in Chicago, IL, USA.
"Service Above Self" is clearly the banner that distinguishes Rotarians and unites them in 162 countries worldwide. The book symbolizes Rotary's ongoing committment to improving literacy throughout the world.
This item measures approximately 6 1/2" across and height is approx. 7" to top of gnome's hat.
for more information on the artists and Cairn Studios.