Meet Monty!

“Monty The Frog” was created by Bill Pulley. He was born in a Yard Sculptures class at the Floyd Center for the Arts in April 2013. It was finished in June of that year.
The process involved shaping a wire frame, adding plastic netting, coating that with paper mache to hold the form, and then a final finish of a durable weather resistant material. Class instructors at the time recommended plaster and varnish as the final coating. But Bill chose to use a more permanent fiberglass-reinforced concrete, assuming it would last longer. That proved to be true as Monty the Frog has been outside for over 11 years and doesn’t appear to have suffered too much from the elements.
The pose of the frog was intended to show meditation and I originally called it “Zen Toad.” But that seemed too esoteric, so now he is called ‘Monty’
He was donated by Bill Pulley and Gerri Young. They hope he  has a long and useful life in the Montgomery County Museum’s garden.
Photos show:
– The plastic netting stage
– The paper mache stage
– Completed with fiberglass-reinforced concrete

– The plastic netting stage

– The paper mache stage

– Completed with fiberglass-reinforced concrete