Thursday, June 23, 2011

Integration




More beautiful work done by one of my favorite local artists, W. Stanley "Sandy" Proctor. I have featured some of his other sculpture around town in previous posts here, here and here. Click on the second photo to enlarge and read about this beautiful artwork.

18 comments:

biebkriebels said...

A beautiful sculpture and story.

Cezar and Léia said...

Love the name of this artwork "Integration", wonderful sculptures!
Léia

*Honest Abe said...

I like the three of them but favor the one with the Native American War Bonnet on. Or sometimes they were not
War as much as Achievements as each feather was a sign of a significant event in their lives.

Kate said...

I am so glad that you provided the links, Lois, since I had missed them. It seems as though the artist is a man of social conscience re. his subjects or those who commissioned the work are. The plaque explains the "Indian" in the photo.

Leif Hagen said...

BIG, fantastic statues! Nice works of art!

Lynette said...

What a fantastic post! Thanks, Lois.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Powerful art and message. My father grew up in small town Ohio and Detroit in the 1920's and 1930's, but never had the opportunity to travel as a child. When he was on the swimming team at the University of Michigan he travelled with the team to Florida and encountered the segregated South for the first time. He was so stunned and affected by it that he talked about it with me decades later.

Darla said...

Just awesome!

Lois said...

Dave, despite widely held beliefs, segregation in schools was alive and well in the north as well as the south. An article from Time Magazine dated January 19, 1970 is an interesting read on the subject. Here is the link: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,878645-1,00.html

Flohbock said...

Great artwork for "Integration"!

Sailor said...

Beautiful art and the lady is very pretty!

Jack said...

Great sculpture. The woman in the headdress is portrayed with such self-confidence and pride.

There is no question about segregation in schools in the North. I was in Boston in the 1970s, and Judge Arthur Garrity ordered busing to implement desegregation. It stirred deep feelings on both sides. Google "Ted Landsmark" in Google images to see a Pulitzer award-winning photo of a black colleague of mine in Boston, as he was being speared by a white man with the American flag.

Lois said...

Wow Jack, I just looked at that photo and it is unbelievable! Thanks for the information.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That's a great photo. We've come a long way.

Clytie said...

These sculptures are truly beautiful, Lois!

Karl said...

Wonderful sculpture and photo, Lois!

JM said...

Such dignity! Love the statue.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great post and wonderful artwork.

Darryl and Ruth :)