The Friends of Sid Boyum have been working with the current owners of Sid’s former studio at 237 Waubesa Street to relocate Sid’s statues to new homes. We are happy to report that we have found homes for all of Sid’s statues. The new locations are a mix of public and private locations. For the ones on private locations, we have tried to make sure most of the sculptures will still be visible to the public. We will also have private landowners sign an easement agreement that will allow the Friends of Sid Boyum to conserve the statues at their new locations.
Many, many thanks to the landowners (public and private) who have adopted a sculpture, to Reynolds Transfer and Storage for their professional and enthusiastic work, and to Madison-Kipp Corporation for helping us store the sculpture temporarily.
You can find the new homes for the Boyum statues at this interactive map.
Zoom in and click on the blue dots for more information, including links to pictures of the sculptures in their new homes. This map includes the sculptures moved in 2000 and the ones we were able to place this fall.
There are four statues that are remaining, temporarily, in the Madison Kipp parking lot. We have identified locations for these four, but they might not get installed until Spring. Two of these, “Cowboy” and “2D-Lion” will be located on City of Madison Right-of-Way, along the Capital City Bicycle Path. “2D-Lion” will be at the intersection of Livingston Street and the Capital City Bicycle Path, while the “Cowboy” will be near the intersection of Eastwood Avenue and Amoth Court. The other two, “Fu Dog,” and “Grinning Fool” will be located on private property (but visible from the street, sidewalk and/or bike path) in the Schenk-Atwood and Darbo-Worthington neighborhoods.
The remaining sculptures will remain in the back yard at 237 Waubesa Street, at the new owners’ request.
Thanks to all for your support of Sid’s art!