Kingwood sculptor comes out of retirement to help community after Harvey

A world renowned sculptor just came out of retirement to help her neighbors heal after Hurricane Harvey, and her latest designs are a play on the phrase, Kingwood Strong.

KINGWOOD, Texas - A world renowned sculptor just came out of retirement to help her neighbors heal after Hurricane Harvey; and her latest designs are a play on the phrase, Kingwood Strong.

“It’s just meant to be,” said Pat Wallace. “They’re meant to represent Kingwood.”

Her latest series of sculptures is called Loblolly’s.

“And loblolly’s are the tall, straight pine trees that grow in Kingwood,” said Wallace. “They’re like telephone poles. It’s a strong, tall, resilient tree.”

Wallace crafts every detail, from the face to the clothing to notes hidden on the piece. “We made it through the flood of 2017. We will rebuild and thrive.”

Gnome Sweet Gnome, a small business in Kingwood’s Town Center is exclusively selling the sculptures.

The business suffered extensive damage after 5-feet of water flooded the local store.

Gnome Sweet Gnome re-opened a few weeks ago and was featured in a KHOU11 News report about Small Business Saturday.

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