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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Birds in Bronze

In a photograph of the Legislative Assembly Building I posted in September there is a fountain in the foreground. Around the outer rim of this fountain are sculptures of four animals important in the mythologies of the native peoples of British Columbia. Above is a raven. Below is an eagle. There are also small sculptures of a bear and a wolf and, in the center of this fountain a few stone sea otters.

5 comments:

Saretta said...

Wow! Strong sculptures...and a lovely fountain.

evlahos said...

excellent work also here

Michaela said...

The bottom makes me laugh. That bird looks like it has an attitude problem...or that it's a show off.

USelaine said...

I like the soft light on the eagle's wings. That looks like a lovely fountain too, with the circular array of spouts.

Benjamin Madison said...

Thanks all for your kind remarks.

Michaela, I agree about the eagle. When I was posting these I began to wonder if it was done by a different sculptor. Its stance is so artificial in comparison to the much more realistic raven.

Elaine, these sculptures are easy to touch and so are worn a little pleasantly smooth by people and kids. It is a nice fountain and I have about 400 shots of the watery aspects of it for posting one day when I have nothing else....