Korczak Ziolkowski had to be insane. He may have worked on Mt Rushmore but this artistic endeavor, commissioned by the Oglala Lakota Chief, Henry Standing Bear, just seemed like a job only Sisyphus could handle. And some among the Sioux did not feel that the mountain should ever have been desecrated.
Yet it was impressive. Unlike Michelangelo’s Prisoner statues that struggle against the stone containing them, Crazy Horse was busting out. Apparently the Ziolkowski family was committed…or should be. No way though would I carry on such a monumental task started by a parent. Thanks but no Thanks for that inheritance. It gave a whole new meaning to a Chip off the Old Block. For Dad, I would gladly step into his boots and ski down a mountain carving turns, not granite.