Collected, illustrated recollections of Victor Moore about growing up in central Washington State in the 1930s.
Sculptor Victor Moore was born in Wenatchee, WA in 1926 and moved with his family around agriculturally rich central Washington state during his childhood. After serving in the Navy in World War II, he earned undergraduate degrees in education and arts and sciences from Central Washington University, then was recalled to serve in the Korean War in 1951. In 1952 he went back to Central for his masters degree in education. From 1953 until his retirement in 1979 he taught art in the Pullman, Washington public schools and mentored thousands of students. He is well known for his 1970 MFA thesis assemblage sculpture “Junk Castle” featured in several books including "Strange Sites" by Jim Christy, "Fantasy Worlds" by John Maizels, and "Fantastic Architecture" published by Abrams, Inc. Carved wood whirligigs inspired by current events, daily chores, and erotica make up much of his body of artwork and are in public and private collections worldwide.