From my archinves, we saw this a few years ago while exploring the Seattle waterfront. Sculpture is called “Welcoming Spirits” by Melvin Schuler, dated 1997.
A couple of bronze sculptures in Yreka California.
These two sculptures are somewhere in Kansas City. I thought they were a lot of fun.
These are photos from different angles, and of different water levels, of bronze sculptures of two boys skipping stones. They were along the Mihe River in Shouguang, Shandong Province, China (I’ve shared others that were in the same general area before: Children Playing, Playing Go; and explained that this area was under construction when last I was there.)
Fall is racing away from me and it is looking less and less likely that I will be able to get away for my semi-annual trip to China. I wanted to get over to Shouguang and see how the construction has progressed. I know there was another major typhoon last month that caused major flooding.
I miss getting away for a while, fall always gives me itchy feet, but the upside is that my son was able to come here for a visit at the end of September, and may be back again for another soon.
For Sculpture Saturday, hosted by Mind over Memory and while not exactly brazen I’m also linking to Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Brazenly Bronze, because to me these meet the criteria of “the types of bronze sculptures that you find soul inspiring and lifelike”. I just love the way they incorporated the children playing and the landscape of the river together.
Two views of a sculpture on the waterfront of Seattle, of Ivar Hagland, a local character who was real and larger than life. Ironically the seagulls in this sculpture are larger than life and Ivar is pretty close to life size. Of course gulls feel bigger than they are when coming at you for left-over french fries.
Here is another sculpture installation that I really liked by the Mihe River in Shouguang, China. It was fun to see it with the different river levels.
This is another of the sculptures that was located in an area that was under construction the last time I was there.
My smile split into a grin and a chuckle when I read the hat someone had put onto this bronze statue of a street food vendor that I came upon walking along the river in Weifang.
Wishing you a smile, and maybe a chuckle, too.