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August’s answer: We don’t know much about this sculpture near Gadsden City Hall. The director/curator of the Gadsden Museum of Art did not have much information about it, save a newspaper story from October 2008, which referred to it as the “Stars Fell on Alabama” concrete couch. (The newspaper clipping did not include the name of the newspaper).
The story, which didn’t have a byline, reported that Sherry Britton, a Texas artist, and a crew of local volunteers were working on the concrete couch. Britton was primarily a stained-glass artist but branched out to try to make concrete have the appearance of fabric. The couch was intended to “display the grandeur of the Alabama night sky,” according to the article.
A website listed for Britton in the story is not active, and we could find little about Britton with regular Internet searches. If you have info to share, email Allison Law at firstname.lastname@example.org (Photo submitted by Susan Lynn Allen of North Alabama EC) The randomly drawn correct guess winner is Schaleigh Holt of Sand Mountain EC.