Weekly Gem #231, Dad gummit!

Published 5/9/20

Location: This hidden gem is located at the intersection of 5th Ave S., and Park St., in Naples, Florida (see the Clue Me! Map). Most of us try to follow a respectable and proficient path. One in which we are content to stay and satisfied to invite others to join. But once in a while we really put our foot in it.

It irks us. We didn't see it coming. We may ask, "Why me?" or "Why now?" We can so relate to this man in his business suit who is attending to these very same sentiments.

The artist, Jim Rennert, made a series of sculptures he originally called, "Suits," but eventually changed to "Everyman." His works represent the challenges we face as we consider our course. They portray all of us. This sculpture, named "It Happens," unites us and brings a smile to almost every person who sees it.

We've all been there. At some point we have to just scrape it off, and carry on.


Here's the hidden gem entry from our Clue Me! map.


Dad gum it!


The sculpture, "It Happens."

Why It's Interesting

This sculpture of a man scraping something off the bottom of his shoe is one in which we can all relate. Sculptor, Jim Rennert, made a series of works depicting men in business suits facing challenges that are easily applied to our own lives.


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