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
. Click on the second photo to enlarge and read about this beautiful artwork.
A beautiful sculpture and story.
Love the name of this artwork "Integration", wonderful sculptures!
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.
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.
BIG, fantastic statues! Nice works of art!
What a fantastic post! Thanks, Lois.
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.
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
Great artwork for "Integration"!
Beautiful art and the lady is very pretty!
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.
Wow Jack, I just looked at that photo and it is unbelievable! Thanks for the information.
That's a great photo. We've come a long way.
These sculptures are truly beautiful, Lois!
Wonderful sculpture and photo, Lois!
Such dignity! Love the statue.
Great post and wonderful artwork.
Darryl and Ruth :)
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