Friday, August 26, 2011

Sculpture and Walking

Driving may get you to the city. Once there though, driving keeps you from seeing the city.
Beautiful carved sandstone panel.
Portland has many beautiful old handmade buildings. When they were built, people saw them by walking or from an open horse drawn carriage.  Driving doesn't allow you to look UP.
I know this is based on an acanthus leaf, but I love it as a palm leaf too. Also love how directly it shows the cutting and tool marks involved in creating it.

Acanthus detail over ornamental panel.
With summer's good weather, walking may introduce you to sculpture you haven't seen before.
Look UP!

1 comment:

Theresa Cheek said...

So true, in any big city, you have to walk and look up to find the unexpected treasures! Great photos.