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Harry McDaniel

Ghillie Dhu's Enchantment
20' x 12' x 12'

$17,000 Commission, Keep Gastonia Beautiful City Center Park; Gastonia, NC When at rest, "Ghillie Dhu’s Enchantment" is a glistening tree-like form. As a breeze sets its “branches” in motion, the irregular, gliding movements suggest something magical. The “branches” seem as if they will touch, but they pass closely together without contact. The title refers to a guardian spirit of trees in Scottish folklore. The Scottish source is appropriate to Gastonia, since many of the area's original settlers were Scottish.