Ruminant is an ode to agriculture, a John Deere combine with 34 stained glass panels created by Minnesota artist Karl Unnasch. Originally a temporary installation along the 2013 Farm/Art DTour route, a group of Reedsburg citizens decided the sculpture was important, and that it should remain in the community. A Ruminant Committee was formed, and after months of fundraising, the group was able to pay the artist to weatherize the sculpture so that it will last for decades, and move Ruminant to a permanent location in a vacant lot across from the Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce. The group also turned the lot into a new park, called Harvest Park, and dedicated Ruminant to the City of Reedsburg in 2014. The Ruminant Project and Harvest Park were the first Reedsburg ArtsLink initiatives. Make sure to visit Ruminant at night to see the lit panels!
Harvest Park is a work in progress and will be completed as funds are raised! Click here to donate to the project. We appreciate your support!