Thursday, August 14, 2014

The work of Allan Houser


I have two more photos today from my recent visit to the Heard Museum.  Both of these sculptures were located in the sculpture garden and both are by the well known Native American sculptor, Allan Houser.  The one above is called "People of the Rio Grande" and it presents the Pueblo people as mysterious and ethereal.

The statue to the left is called "Wind on the Mesa" and it depicts a woman standing on a mesa with her cape blowing in the wind.

I love the sweeping, modern look of both of these statues.

18 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

They are very stream lined and simple, I like them!

Karl Demetz said...

I like these statues too.

Steve Reed said...

I love the top ones especially, a nice blend of abstract and figurative art.

Birdman said...

I like his work. I like stuff like this.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

His work is timeless.

Glad you could visit with us over in Newport Coast, California.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You've shown these two very beautiful sculptures to their best Sharon.. Against the red wall with touches of green.. perfect.. Soft light in the second gorgeous.

William Kendall said...

I like them both too.

Judy said...

I like them both but once again that red wall makes a gorgeous background for photos.

Halcyon said...

THey are both nice, but I really like the bottom one. I'd even consider something like that for my garden (if I had one!).

Lowell said...

The second one is a winner! Just lovely. The first two remind me of fishing lures, for some reason. :)

RedPat said...

I particularly like the first one, Sharon! It's interesting to read the different opinions that people have.

Kate said...

Oh, I haven't seen these before, and they are exquisite and timeless. The man was a genius!!

glenda said...

That red background really shows off that piece!

Catalyst/Taylor said...

I much prefer the second.

Randy said...

I love them both and the red wall too.

Jack said...

Houser's work really appeals to me.

Thérèse said...

Unique!

cieldequimper said...

I have only one word for his work: love. :-)

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