Sculpture added to city’s public art collection

“Make it Rain,” by Ryan Lamfers [Supplied]

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Posted September 21, 2023 |

The city of Ocala, through its Cultural Art Division, has announced the acquisition of a new sculpture for its permanent public art collection. 

“Make it Rain,” by Ryan Lamfers, debuted during the 2022-2023 Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. The cast iron and steel figurative piece is currently on display at Tuscawilla Park on the corner of Northeast Third Street and Watula Avenue.

Lamfers holds a bachelor’s in fine arts in sculpture from Kansas State University and earned his master’s in fine arts from Arizona State University in 2009. He has participated in numerous exhibitions around the United States from Flagstaff, Arizona to Rochester, New York.  He is currently a lecturer in sculpture and foundations at the University of West Georgia. According to the news release, he says his work “typically addresses the delicate balance between nature and industry” and that he finds inspiration in nature and his adventures.

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