Monday, February 16, 2009

Literacy


Also sitting in front of the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science downtown is this sculpture by local artist W. Stanley Proctor. It was donated to the people and city of Tallahassee to celebrate 100 years of continuous publishing by the local newspaper, the Tallahassee Democrat. It suggests the importance of literacy in building a strong community and supporting democracy.

6 comments:

Pam said...

Bravo, to your local artist WSP! I love this type of sculpture, it is so realistic. Thank you for your visits and comments, Lois. Have a great day :D

Dan said...

Great photo and an important message. But don't you think it would be more contemporary to have the man reading the news online at tallahassee.com and the child playing a video game? I guess the dog would be unchanged.

Jacob said...

It looks like we're going to have to visit the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science! Thanks for these photos, Lois.

I wonder, though, if the man is reading the Tallahassee Democrat, and this is the South - is that a "Blue Dog" Democrat?

Heh. Heh.

Hilda said...

I completely agree with the sentiments of the sculpture!

hadv said...

Hahaha, don't forget the white earplugs and wires hanging down to the man's pocket.

Ackworth born said...

o what a gorgeous sculpture