Saturday, July 16, 2011
WYCINANKA: Birds, Horses, and Tree of Life
I made this Wycinanka Polish Papercut to fit a card that I created for the 85th birthday of Mrs. Ruth Ziolkowski, President and CEO of Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation and wife of the Polish-American sculptor, Korczak Ziolkowski, who dreamed of making a monument in South Dakota to honor Crazy Horse. As he started the sculpture, he worked alone, using his own money and willpower. His amazing vision is coming true every day, as now his wife and children continue his work on the mountain. All four presidents' heads of Mt. Rushmore can fit into the head of Crazy Horse, the Native American hero. They are now in the process of blasting and forming the arm and eventually the horse that Crazy Horse rides.