Truffles

@teamfreak16 (41175)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
June 14, 2018 5:40pm CST
If you haven't noticed, @JudyEv posts a lot of discussions about groovy artwork that she sees around Australia and during her travels. Pigs in particular seem to be everywhere! So I figured I'd join in the fun and post a discussion about a pig of my own. Here in Colorado Springs, the city holds a yearly contest called Art on the Streets, in which sculptures are placed around the Downtown area. There are prizes awarded to the winning artists, and the sculptures are also for sale. The city also purchases art for permanent display Downtown as well. Meet Truffles, a bronze pig sculpted by the late Colorado-based (Beaver Creek, which is next to Vail) artist, Walt Horton. Horton started as a cartoonist, attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, and eventually, moved on to sculpting in his mid-forties. Sadly, Walter Horton passed away in his sleep in 2010, but fortunately, Truffles will be on display in Colorado Springs for a long, long time. If you'd like to see more of Walt Horton's work, I've linked to his official website. I took the photo this morning. (Info verified by Walt Horton website)
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@JohnRoberts (61370)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Jun
That's one big piggy! Anyone for reading Charlotte's Web?
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@mlgen1037 (29634)
• Manila, Philippines
15 Jun
Wilbur is the name of the pig who befriended a spider.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Jun
I haven't read that since I was a kid!
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@TheHorse (71212)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Jul
I was actually reading from The World of Pooh by the pool today.
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@mlgen1037 (29634)
• Manila, Philippines
15 Jun
Hi Scott. Truffles is the first pig I have ever seen in bronze color and looks so sexy in that pose.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Jun
A lot of the sculptures that the city buys are bronze for some reason. Maybe they are cheaper or something.
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@mlgen1037 (29634)
• Manila, Philippines
16 Jun
@teamfreak16 Possible. But are the other sculptures also as sexy as Truffles?
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Jun
@mlgen1037 - Well, we do have four sculptures of Humpty Dumpty!
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@oahuwriter (3198)
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
21 Jun
Truffles reminds me of Wilbur of Charlotte's Web too. Very sweet looking sculpture!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Jun
I haven't read it since I was a kid, so I don't remember how big Wilbur was. Truffles is pretty big!
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• United States Minor Outlying Islands
23 Jun
@teamfreak16 The personality of the sculpture comes through and reminds me of Wilbur from Charlotte's Web.
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@Deepizzaguy (14583)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
15 Jun
Nice artwork that Walt Horton does.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Jun
From what it looks like, he was a pretty good sculpture.
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@Deepizzaguy (14583)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
15 Jun
@teamfreak16 I agree with you.
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@TheHorse (71212)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Jul
Great name for a pig!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Jul
Very fitting, although not quite as good as "Arnold Zieffel."
@JudyEv (130710)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Jun
That's a great sculpture. He is very talented. I looked at some of his other work. Very nice.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Jun
He was pretty good. Especially for getting into it in his fourties.
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@toniganzon (53259)
• Philippines
15 Jun
I wonder what's the story behind Truffles.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Jun
They didn't give one on the website. It looks like he did a lot of animals, though.
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@tzwrites (4955)
• Romania
15 Jun
It's a cute piggy sculpture, it is definitely unusual for me, I haven't seen pig sculptures, only bulls and cows usually.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Jun
Really? No pig sculptures in Romania? Weird!