City of Sculpture
"Shaler never sold any of his statues. He said that his payment was the happiness he experienced when creating them -- the greatest happiness he had ever known. He also credited his work as being responsible for the good health he enjoyed toward the end of his life after having been a semi-invalid most of his adult life.
He was often asked why he waited so long to begin his work as a sculptor. His response was that he devoted his early and middle years to an occupation which would ensure his ability to earn a living and support his family. Only then could he occupy his time creating beautiful pieces of art in the medium he had loved all his life." (A Very Large Wizard of Oz by June Kelly). You can purchase a copy of Ms. Kelly's book for $5.00 from the Waupun Chamber of Commerce.