Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Mother's Mixed Feelings

I was very lukewarm about Early Settlers until last week, when I got up close and personal. It's quite a good piece of work. Look at the mother, for example; at once she looks relieved to be off the ship, a little worried about what to expect from her new home, and probably is wondering how she is going to feed her family on this first day.

7 comments:

  1. You're right, the sculptor managed to get a lot of feeling into her face. Nice one.

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  2. It's a great photo and I appreciated the link. I love learning new information.

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  3. You really discovered a whole lot of meaning in this face. I think you are right on. Its a lovely bronze.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by everyone. Each face show different thought and everyone may receive different message from them. It's so fascinating to look at the faces.

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  5. I totally get what you mean. Perhaps in the full-view photo the statues are easy to glance at and think one has seen all there is to see. Your close up shows the ignorance of that.

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  6. Thanks for your visits, people.

    Ruth, yeah, and it took me three visits to see the faces individually. I think there are expression on their hands, too, which I might go and see if I can capture.

    Lavender Lady, welcome.

    Photowannabe, thanks!

    Ben, what a good minder of this DP.

    Lessie, EXACTLY! Thank you. And I'm one of those people who are particularly bad at paying attention to details.

    Bernard, merci et bienvenue.

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