Tuesday, November 7, 2017

RANDOM PHOTOS - SOUTHWEST SCULPTURE IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO



Two versions of the same photo.  The one below I added the frame when I was doodling on my Paint Shop Pro program on Sunday afternoon.  Gregg was watching a baseball game and I was playing on the computer.  


This is a beautiful sculpture I saw on our road trip last May.  We were in Santa Fe at The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.  It was created by Doug Hyde, cast in bronze and is entitled "People of the Red-Tailed Hawk“.  You can read about it on this page.  If you scroll down you will see its photo and also learn more of the man who created it.

One of the many reasons I love the southwest is that I come across these sculptures, and saw many in Santa Fe especially.  I find myself studying every detail.


36 comments:

  1. A sculpture done in two different mediums. The eagle is fierce, sleek, and protective. We have many red tailed hawks around here.

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    1. I haven’t seen any hawks around here all year. And I would be over the moon to see an eagle.

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  2. Thank you.
    I adore seeing sculpture while I am out and about and this is a truly thought provoking one.

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    1. You are very welcome EC. It is indeed.

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  3. I was so intent on looking at the faces and marvelling about the sculpture that I almost didn't see the falcon. Yes, I know, I'm an idiot.

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    1. Hi Valerie, I would never call you such, far from it. It takes several visuals with certain pieces just to take it all in.

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    1. Thank you Francisco and the same to you.

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  5. Some of the art of the indigenous people is beautiful beyond belief, often imbued with symbolism and shamanistic qualities. When my daughter was a little girl she was given a sweet grass box by a member of the local Six Nations Reserve, but the real thing, not the crap they sell to tourists, and the spiritual implications were explained to her. it remains a treasure to this day - and she just turned fifty.

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    1. I agree David and a lovely story of your daughter’s gift.

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  6. really gifted artist. love the eagle hovering over the native americans. beautiful

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    1. Thanks Sandra, it is quite an amazing sculpture.

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  7. I like how the bird’s wingspan over the people in the sculpture seems so protective, like an umbrella. The photo looks great framed and perfect for most any wall. :)

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    1. Thank you Penelope. It's beautiful isn't it? Full of symbolism.

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  8. I really like wooden sculpture.

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  9. Sculptures are always interesting to see, and the History behind them too!

    All the best Jan

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    1. I agree, and it would be fantastic to meet an artist to explain his piece. I would love that.

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  10. It certainly is a beautiful sculpture!

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  11. Beautiful sculpture, love the curves.

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  12. Wow, that not only speaks it sings a chorus!

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    1. That's a great way of putting it Cloudia, thank you :)

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  13. That is an amazing sculpture. I like how you framed it, too.

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  14. I have never been to the southwest, so I appreciate your photos very much.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed my post Gigi. Thank you!

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  15. Hi Denise,
    What a wonderful sculpture, the Hawk {I take its is a Red Tailed} appears to giving protection to those below.
    Wonderful post.
    All the best, John

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    1. Thanks John, I love how the hawk has a protective wing over the people. All the best to you too, Denise

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  16. the sculpture is really beautiful, exceptional with the frame. i don't doodle or edit on the computer, i'm afraid if i start....i will get hooked!!!

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    1. It is fun to play with these programs but I don’t do it as much as I used to.

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  17. Santa Fe is the best museum/art city ! We loved it. A great sculpture. Sounds like our usual Sunday afternoon s ... but last week we had a family party at our daughter's.

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    1. It is a great place isn’t it? And I have just seen your family photo. Wonderful!

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