Monday, May 31, 2021

Memorial Day

 

Today is Memorial Day here in the U.S.  To celebrate I chose another sculpture from the Heard Museum's Veterans Memorial Tribute area.

This one is called "The Gift" by artist Michael Naranjo.  
















The artist's statement says: "In creating this piece, I was asked to depict something that would represent all veterans.  I chose the figure of the Indian to represent the indigenous veteran, the native warrior. His arms are uplifted releasing a dove, a universal symbol of peace.  I came up with the concept to represent men and women of any race, creed or belief who served in the defense of the beliefs of their homeland."

10 comments:

biebkriebels said...

It is an impressive sculpture.

Travel said...

Pretty - we need more native representation in this country

RedPat said...

Good one, Sharon.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Happy Memorial Day Sharon, the sculpture is superb and perfect for this day 💙

bill said...

It's a beautiful sculpture.

Thérèse said...

I like very much this kind of celebration to honor the soldiers who fought for their country. It's a beautiful sculpture.

Steve Reed said...

A nice sculpture -- but there seems to be an awful lot of signage surrounding him! I think he'd make more of an impact in a less wordy environment.

William Kendall said...

Quite moving.

Susie of Arabia said...

Beautiful and graceful

Amy said...

Lest we forget, very important to remember these days.