After reviewing almost 300 creative entries that were submitted to the NAME THE DRAGONS contest held on August 26 and 27, Hallman Lindsay Paints is happy to introduce “Stirstik” (the blue dragon) and “Pigment” (the pink dragon), entered by Jon Claas of Sun Prairie.
“I have shopped at Hallman Lindsay for my work for the last 6 years,” explained Claas. “My 9-year-old son, Joseph, really wanted to enter the contest. I was trying to help him come up with some names, but he wanted to do it on his own.”
Stirstik was inspired by how the body of the blue dragon looked like a Hallman Lindsay Paints stir-stick. The pink dragon, however, was a little tougher for Claas and his son. “I had a difficult time with the second name and didn't come up with it until we were driving in to submit [Joseph’s] suggestions. I saw the shorter dragon and thought ‘Pigment’ matched the character in that dragon.”
Displayed along Highway N at 1717 N. Bristol St., the Hallman Lindsay dragons are custom built from powder-coated steel, with Stirstik being a bold blue and Pigment a peppy pinkish-purple, both sporting a paint splatter design to complement Hallman Lindsay’s 60-year history of making paint in Wisconsin for Wisconsin.
The dragons were crafted by sculpture artist Fredrick Prescott and have brought more conversation to Sun Prairie, which has been home for Hallman Lindsay Paints since 1976 at a plant that is one of the most up-to-date in the country, totaling 82,000 square feet on 11 acres of land.