Tom Eblen

November 19, 2013

Tom Eblen: The turn of a crank brings to life the work of Lexington artist

You cannot truly appreciate a Steve Armstrong sculpture by just looking at it. You must turn the crank. Each piece depicts a richly painted fantasy, complete with human figures expertly carved out of wood. When you turn the crank, wooden gears move, levers twist, rods shift and the figures come to life like an antique toy.

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About Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen


Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.