Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge at http://www.ceephotography.com/2013/10/08/cees-fun-foto-challenge-statues-carvings-sculptures/ really did look like fun so I thought I’d jump in. The subject of this particular challenge is Statues, Carvings & Sculptures.
Many years ago, when I belonged to a camera club, I heard a competition judge say that he really wasn’t impressed by images of sculptures or statues because he considered them merely pictures of other people’s artwork. Thankfully I decided not to take any notice and continued to take shots of ‘other people’s artwork’ especially if I thought they were interesting and merited a place in my own albums.
The first picture shows part of a piece by William and David Turner entitled Canada Geese. This sculpture resides in the Naturalistic Garden at The Chicago Botanic Garden.
I came across this statue of Robert Morris, George Washington and Haym Salomon on Wacker Drive in Chicago a few weeks ago. This monument, ‘A Symbol of American Tolerance and Unity and the Cooperation of People of all Races and Creeds in the Upbuilding of the United States,’ was designed by Lorado Taft.
A more modern-day statue, temporarily on display in Chicago in 2011, was that of Marilyn Monroe. Entitled Forever Marilyn, it was designed by Seward Johnson.
This slightly more decorous lady was part of a display of statuary at the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills, Illinois.
I’m not sure if this one qualifies as a statue, carving or sculpture but I thought it might be alright. This was taken at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, Illinois.
And for something completely different, a sculpture from the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park.