2014-05-02 / Community

Sculpture raffle will benefit trust


A sculpture by Miles Chapin will be raffled off at the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s Paint for Preservation. (Courtesy photo) A sculpture by Miles Chapin will be raffled off at the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s Paint for Preservation. (Courtesy photo) The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust in conjunction with its seventh annual Paint for Preservation Wet Paint event on July 13 has begun selling raffle tickets for an original granite sculpture, courtesy of June LaCombe. “Gyre,” by Miles Chapin, is a sculpted granite stone measuring 15” high x 18” wide x 14” deep and is valued at $4,000.

The sculpture is available for viewing at the land trust office, 330 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, or online at www.capelandtrust.org/ paintforpreservation/2014/, where complete raffle rules are posted. A maximum of 400 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be held July 13 and the winner need not be present to win. Proceeds from the raffle will support the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s Saving Cape’s Great Places initiative to preserve local strategic conservation lands.

Chapin grew up in Maine and was exposed to sculpture at an early age. His passion for stone sculpture developed in high school where he first began to work as a sculptor. He continued to cultivate his skills while getting his B.A. in Human Ecology at College of the Atlantic. While he has always worked in stone, the style of his sculpture changes and grows as he is inspired by his local surroundings and interactions with nature. He currently lives in Westminster West, Vermont with his wife, son, daughter and their two dogs.

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