Sculptures & Statues~

by Michelle Modglin October. 18, 2018 280 views
John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park

John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park

The John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the park was opened in 2010. The park gives a sense of what happened in 1921 during the Tulsa Race Riots where 300 people were believed to have died. It also honors John Franklin Hope who grew up in Tulsa and became a noted historian and civil rights leader. This photo I took is a 27 foot tall bronze statue called “The Tower of Reconciliation.” The tower depicts the history of African American struggles. The statue was created by Ed Dwight.

Bronze Sculplture by artist Joe Beeler

Bronze Sculplture by artist Joe Beeler

This bronze sculpure sits at the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The sculpture is called “Thanks for the rain.”

Pawhuska, Oklahoma “Okie Cowboy”

Pawhuska, Oklahoma “Okie Cowboy”

The bronze sculpture called “Okie Cowboy” was created by local John D. Free. Pawhuska, Oklahoma was put on the map when Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond opened up her Mercantile, Hotel, and Pizzeria in downtown. This sculpture caught my eye when visiting the Mercantile over the summer.

Statue of  Joseph Henry

Statue of Joseph Henry

I took this photo in 2010 when I visited Washington D.C. The statue of Joseph Henry sits in front of the Smithsonian Instituition Building.

Spoonbridge & Cherry Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge & Cherry Minneapolis, Minnesota

This past May I visited Minneapolis, Minnesota for the 4th time. I actually have family there so more the reason to go and see this beautiful city and its treasures. I was excited to visit the sculptrue garden to see the Spoonbridge & Cherry among other amazing sculptures. According to ArtGarden.org, the artist Claes Oldenburg collabortated with his wife Coosje van Bruggen, that created the Spoonbridge & Cherry.

Des Moines, Iowa Papa John Sculpture Garden

Des Moines, Iowa Papa John Sculpture Garden

“Pumpkin Large” by Yayoi Kusama

“Pumpkin Large” by Yayoi Kusama

“Thinker on Rock” by Barry Flanagan

“Thinker on Rock” by Barry Flanagan

“Nomade” by Jaume Plensa

“Nomade” by Jaume Plensa

My favorite sculpture garden was in Des Moines, Iowa called the Papa John Sculpture Park. There were several collections of very unusual and unique sculptures. My favorite was the “Nomade” created by Jaume Plensa of Spanish heritage. He deisgned the “Nomade” with painted stainless steel. It was by far my favorite to photograph different angles and lenses. I also edited one photo that looked amazing. Pictured below.

Edited with Adobe Shop by Modglin Photography

Edited with Adobe Shop by Modglin Photography

All photography taken by Michelle Modglin of Modglin Photography~

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