West Bend Friends of Sculpture

Column

8. “Column,” by P. M. Goulding, a native of Wisconsin, fits naturally on the banks of the Milwaukee River along Veteran’s Ave. Constructed of piled millstones, it is reminiscent of past businesses in the West Bend area that used gristmills for turning grain into flour. Coincidentally, the name of West Bend’s large scholarship fund for graduating high school seniors is “Columns,” another important building block for the community. Goulding’s work symbolically looks back into history and forward to our future. Goulding’s stones were sliced and then piled in an offset pattern. In 1996, “Column” became the first work purchased from the “Sculpture Showcase,” a series of loaned pieces of art for display in West Bend. The donors were anonymous. Google Map (new window)

Column