San Diego resident Mitch Wolf realized that public art, specifically surfer statues, are subject to scrutiny all over the world, not just in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. He came across Donald Paterson’s “Mountie” sculpture while in New Zealand in July. “Mountie” sits proudly in front of the Mainstreet Centre in Mt. Manganui on New Zealand’s North Island. “It’s even more painful in person,” Wolf said. Courtesy photo
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