Readers of Garage Logic: A Companion Guide to Life in the Radio Town (2010) by Joe Soucheray and illustrations by Greg Holcomb may remember several references to the Creature, sort of the Garage Logic version of Bigfoot. Also, the Creature is depicted in some illustrations including the Creature crossing sign on the cover of the book.
Creature Path is the local golf course where the Creature is sometimes seen. The Creature damaged the tee markers at the tenth hole, so we can assume that those tee markers were made of wood and not stone.
This tee marker features the Creature on the upper left and the golf course name on the lower right of a polished slab of garnet gneiss that was rescued from a dumpster. The slab is about 34 inches wide by 25 inches high by 1.25 inches thick.
Creature Path tee marker
Modern hand petroglyphs at the Cloquet public library
Modern turtle petroglyph at the Cloquet public library showing hole
Modern turtle petroglyph at the Cloquet Public Library
Visitors to the Cloquet public library may have noticed two new rocks near the main door. Runoff from the roof was eroding holes in the ground on either side of the door so I offered to put some art on rocks that could be used to slow the water down as it came off the roof.
The rock on the south side of the door has three hand petroglyphs. During the process of moving the rock and adding the hands, great care was taken to preserve the moss that had been growing on the rock when it was located in Pine Valley park. The greywacke has a number of natural cavities that the runoff hits when the rainfall intensity is just right.
The rock on the north side of the door has a turtle petroglyph. The turtle design was inspired by Hawaiian turtle petroglyphs and modified to fit the rock. The rock had a 3-inch diameter hole drilled through it sometime before it was placed along a trail near the St. Louis River. The turtle was roughly centered around the hole on what would have been the bottom of the rock when it was drilled. The runoff hits the hole when the runoff intensity is just right.
On November 1, 2011, the library held an artist’s reception for the rock art and some other art that had recently been created for the library.