Artist's work adorns Livermore Library
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Artist's work adorns Livermore Library

January 25, 2012
Sculpture by local artist Don Homan was generously donated by Livermore resident Sam Stone    Photo Credit: Geri Bezio
Sculpture by local artist Don Homan was generously donated by Livermore resident Sam Stone Photo Credit: Geri Bezio
Submitted by Geri Bezio

Local artist Don Homan's sculpture piece called “The Cage” adorns the Civic Center Library's reference area, thanks to the generous donation by Livermore resident Sam Stone.

Created by artist Don Homan in 1973 and carved out of basswood, “The Cage” depicts three men of retirement age seated in vigorous conversation. They seem unaware they are completely enclosed in a large wooden cage of unfinished dowels. Each is 1/5 life size and is shown in exaggerated realism, almost in caricature. The figures are positioned on a floor of unfinished pine. The understated setting showcases the exaggerated realism of the three figures.

Homan sculpts in wood and marble. His subjects range from small caricatures to abstract forms in many sizes. He is well-known for his Peace Monument on the Civic Center grounds in Livermore; the sculpture at the Robert Livermore Community Center; and the works at the lab and in private collections. Homan also builds much-prized violins and plays in Alasdair Fraser’s San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers.
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