Mark Cline

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Mark Cline is an American artist and entertainer. Inspired by monster and science fiction films, he produces foam and fiberglass figures and fantasy characters for attractions and cities.[1]

Cline has described Foamhenge as his greatest achievement.[2] He has also built hundreds of dinosaur statues, including thirty for his own Dinosaur Kingdom and nineteen for Dinosaur Land (Virginia) in White Post, Virginia, the park that inspired him to sculpt.[3] Cline's work appears in attractions across Virginia, including a concentration of works in and around Natural Bridge, where he works out of Enchanted Castle Studios. His studio appears in the book Weird Virginia and the Roadside America books and website.[4]

He often displays creations on April Fools' Day.[5] For example, Foamhenge was unveiled on April Fools' Day 2004.[2]

Cline was born in 1961 in Waynesboro, Virginia,[2] where in 1987 he unsuccessfully lobbied city council to erect a 60-foot bust of "Mad" Anthony Wayne atop the city's capped landfill.[6]

Cline was often featured in The News Virginian.[7] He completed a mural just outside city limits on a train bridge over U.S. Route 250.

In 2001, a fire destroyed much of Cline's studio.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Cline website about page
  2. ^ a b c Carlson, Peter (2006-04-24). "Jurassic Lark". The Washington Post.
  3. ^ Clodfelter, Tim (September 1, 2006). "Fiberglass Menagerie: Virginia Man Lives Out Dream of Creating Statues, Scenes". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ Roadside America
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Gonzalez, Tony (2009-04-01). "Epic Return". The News Virginian.
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ The Roanoke Times

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