As summer returns to the Door Peninsula, life, activity – and art – seem to spring up all around. The new installation in front of The English Inn restaurant in Fish Creek attests to just what can be accomplished in a Door County winter.
Randy Daubner, owner of The English Inn, approached Austin Ohm and Cy Turndbladh of Hands On Art Studio with the idea for the project, hoping to create a visual impact with knights atop horses at the entryway of his restaurant.
With a little help from the Internet to research the endeavor, the medieval design was set in motion. In total, hundreds of individual pieces were assembled to create the two armor-clad knights atop armor-clad horses.
Started in mid-January, the project came to fruition just before Memorial Day Weekend when the two pieces were installed. Over 300 hours were spent perfecting the life-size creation.
With their torches lifted high, the two artistic masterpieces frame the entryway of the restaurant and create quite a presence on the patio.
For more information on the project, contact The English Inn, located at 3713 Highway 42, by calling 920.868.3076 or Hands On Studios, Inc. by calling 920.868.9311 or visit http://www.handsonartstudio.com.