Thursday, February 5, 2015

Apache Cradleboard


Another wonderful Allan Houser sculpture at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.  This one is called "Apache Cradleboard".  Cradleboards were used by generations of Apache women to hold their babies and the sweeping of the mother's wrap around the baby conveys the parental protection between mother and child.

18 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

That's a very sleek sculpture, wonderful!

alp said...

Sorprendente imagen..con ese fondo rojizo..muy chula...un saludo desde Murcia...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful lines and how incredible it looks against the red background Sharon.

Karl Demetz said...

Simple, stylish and beautiful !

Birdman said...

Oh yes, love the lines of this sculpture.

Judy said...

This is a beautiful sculpture!

Halcyon said...

A beautiful piece!

William Kendall said...

I like the sculpture's style!

Lowell said...

This is a very moving and poignant work of art!

cieldequimper said...

Oh no. Now I want one too... I just can't get enough of Houser's sculptures!

RedPat said...

I like his work a lot, Sharon!

Lois said...

Oh my! This is so beautiful.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

That's wonderful.

Randy said...

Beautiful piece.

Bob Crowe said...

Didn't even need a hint about the location. We forget that we are trespassers on their land and culture.

Jack said...

As soon as I saw the thumbnail I said "Allan Houser!"

Kate said...

Oh, how I love that man's work!

Kathy said...

Beautiful sculpture by one of my favorite artists.