The Art of Fred Smith — The Wisconsin Concrete Park: A Brief History and Self Guided Tour
The Art of Fred Smith — The Wisconsin Concrete Park: A Brief History and Self Guided Tour by Lisa Stone and Jim Zanzi
The Wisconsin Concrete Park, an outdoor museum located south of the city of Phillips in Price County, is comprised of 237 embellished concrete sculptures and objects built by retired lumberjack Fred Smith. Fred spent his early life working in the lumber camps and, around 1948 while in his early sixties, stopped working to become an artist. Smith, who had no formal art training, was moved by personal vision to animate his landscape with images from his own life and imagination. This book is filled with a pictorial compilation of his art work, and it also tells the story of how his creations were preserved along with the ongoing efforts to curate this historical and cultural gem. Fred’s work is now world renowned and toured by artists and individuals from all over the world.