OSWEGO – If you visit Oswego Public Library any time soon, you’ll be intrigued to find some very unique animal sculptures hovering on the walls and in other places.
Created by Nick D’Innocenzo of Oswego and on loan from him, the animals are a delight to behold.
There are a dozen animal sculptures on display on the main floor of the library, including a herd of wildebeests, a cheetah, a nyala, a screaming baboon, a mandrill, several birds, a longhorn, a rhinoceros, and a very friendly looking jaguar.
The wildebeest sculpture is a gift to the library and will remain on display permanently.
D’Innocenzo loves animals and shared his creations with the library so many people can enjoy them.
Creating animal sculptures is fun for him because it is quite the opposite of other things he does, like painting on a computer.
The animals are made from mixed materials such as roof flashing, aluminum and pop rivets, muslin, wood, and welding rod.
D’Innocenzo is currently working on two more projects, a series of panoramic prints of the locks on the Oswego Canal and a seven-foot tall composite of animals that he has titled “Animi Absurdi.”
Adults and children alike will enjoy D’Innocenzo’s creations on display at the library.