Monday, June 6, 2016

The Pioneering Spirit


I found this statue outside of one of the government buildings in downtown Phoenix.  It has no plaque to identify the artist or the name of the piece.  It has a bit of a pioneer look to it with the man here helping the horse carrying his wife over the rocks.
























It's not a huge sculpture, only about 5 to 6 feet tall and sitting on a pedestal or plinth.  It's just a guess but, I think it's been sitting here (or somewhere else before here) for a long time.  It looks like it's seen its share of the elements.

9 comments:

Christine said...

Very nicely appointed reminder of the pioneering past!

Kate said...

What a wonderful find! It has an aura of strength about it, and I hope that great care is taken to preserve it. I hope that you are surviving well the high temperatures I have seen re. Arizona!

Steve Reed said...

I tried to Google that sculpture to find out whose work it is, but I had no luck! Instead I wound up on a reading tangent about Brighty of the Grand Canyon...which is a whole 'nother subject.

William Kendall said...

It's quite a vivid sculpture... a lot of detail to it.

Lois said...

It is beautiful.

Lowell said...

I like this very much. Those early settlers certainly did need a lot of spirit!

RedPat said...

I like it too. They have really caught the horses hesitation well, Sharon!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful sculpture, I like it too.

Jack said...

Doesn't it drive you nuts when public art doesn't identify the artist? That seems so disrespectful to me.