Centennial sculpture unveiling
Program with 2018 white mountain national forest artists in residence Quinn Morrissette
The White Mountain National Forest and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire are pleased to host the official unveiling of Quinn Morrissette’s Centennial Sculpture on May 26, 2019 from noon to 4pm.
Morrissette was one of two White Mountain National Forest artists in residence in 2018,celebrating the Forest’s centennial year. In the Summer of 2018, US Forest Rangers and Morrissette harvested a massive 100-year old white pine that had blown over in a recent wind storm. From the wood, Morrissette built a massive iron-reinforced sculpture that commemorates the history and growth of the White Mountain National Forest as an organization.
A sculptor and industrial designer, Quinn Morrissette grew up in Berlin and went on to learn welding technology at White Mountains Community College and study industrial design at Wentworth Institute of Technology. “I fell in love with blacksmithing because of my grandfather,” he says. “He was an old time millwright at the Groveton paper mill, and is responsible for much of my creative metalworking passion and skill set.” Completed in October, as the first snow began to fall, the Centennial Spiral sits at the far end of the Dolly Copp Campground in the Androscoggin Ranger District, an invitation to visitors to reflect on the Forest and their memories and relationship to the this “Land of Many Uses.”
The unveiling of the Centennial Spiral is noon to 4pm on May 26th. Free and open to the public. Talk by the artist and program begins at 1pm. Parking is limited so visitors are encouraged to carpool and be prepared for a short walk to the sculpture site within Dolly Copp Campground.