Sunday, November 25, 2012

Renaissance Man


The statue in front of Renaissance Square in downtown Phoenix.  I've featured photos of the two towers that compose Renaissance Square before but, I've never photographed the statue in front of the entrance before.  The title of the piece is "Full Life Reach" and there is a short poem at the statue's base presumably written by the artist Trevor Southey.  It reads:

We
of humankind
hearts quickened to compassion
hope with inward vision kindled
to risk
the searching of our souls
to dare
the unexpected
to master
barb and thorn
and hear the whisper of eternity
Trevor Southey, 1987

11 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Amazing sculpture Sharon, and inspirational message.

Inverness Daily Photo said...

Ah the strange things they put in banks.

Kathy said...

Does someone still dress him in a Phoenix Suns uniform on game day?

Judy said...

I think the last time I saw this stature he was dressed in the Phoenix Suns uniform. Nice shot.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I remember when this statue was first installed. The news media asked passersby what they thought of it. A woman looked it over quite carefully and then said she thought one portion of the anatomy was disproportionately large -- the feet.

Lowell said...

I think it's wonderful but am somewhat surprised that the "righteous" haven't objected and had it demolished!

Loved your comment on Ocala! Right on!

RedPat said...

Nice one. Like Lowell I'm surprised but pleased that people haven't insisted it be dressed or removed!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

this is amazing and very inspirational! Thank you, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Randy said...

So happy to see it's still there.

Thérèse said...

Very nice and the poem quite a challenge.

Jack said...

The folks who precede me today have said it all!

The Seminary isn't art deco. It is a modern building by Richard Meier, who is still working. I think it is from about 1982. Very stark! I am not a fan.