OOS Sculpture

Johnny Appleseed

2015 / Jerry Ward / Sunbury

Johnny Appleseed Front

A rough-hewn 7-foot tall figure of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, carved into the stump of a deceased ash tree with a chainsaw. The figure is holding a long-handled tool in his left hand with its head resting on the ground in front of him. He has bare feet and is wearing a backwards pot on his head.

Stands in the northeastern portion of the Sunbury Village Square, in front of the Old Sunbury Courthouse.

Location: Sunbury Village Square, 51 E Cherry Street

County

: Delaware

Citation

: Jerry Ward, “Johnny Appleseed,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed May 15, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1852.

Dublin Core

Title

Johnny Appleseed

Description

A rough-hewn 7-foot tall figure of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, carved into the stump of a deceased ash tree with a chainsaw. The figure is holding a long-handled tool in his left hand with its head resting on the ground in front of him. He has bare feet and is wearing a backwards pot on his head.

Stands in the northeastern portion of the Sunbury Village Square, in front of the Old Sunbury Courthouse.

Creator

Date

2015

Source

https://www.thisweeknews.com/article/20151106/news/311069512
https://www.delgazette.com/news/3846/its-johnny-appleseed

Contributor

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Location Street

51 E Cherry Street

Location Type

Artist Notes

http://jerryward.com/

Media Sculpture Height

7 feet

Media Sculpture Width

3 feet

Media Base Height

3 feet

Media Base Width

3 feet 6 inches

Installation Date

2015

Materials

Inscription

Front plaque: '"Johnny Appleseed" (John Chapman) / 1774-1845 / A Frequent Visitor and Friend / Sunbury, Ohio / Bicentennial Celebration / 1816 - 2016"