Monday, July 6, 2009

Bronze Native American Statue

This image cried out to be photographed. I like the minimalist look of the Agave and gorgeous bronze Native American statue in front of the museum wall. She looks alive, as though she is actively communicating with someone.

This statue is in front of the Berlin Gallery at the Heard Museum.  It is one of my favorite statues at the Heard Museum. The statue looks like a Navajo or Dine woman to me. 

Growing up, I used to love the colorful, velvety full skirts the Navajo women wore, along with their beautiful turquoise squash blossom necklaces and silver and turquoise conch belts, bracelets, and other jewelry.

19 comments:

brattcat said...

Beautiful!

B SQUARED said...

The little town I am "summering" in has bronzes all over town. They are so beautiful as is this piece you feature today.

Prospero said...

Julie, I agree, this is a very engaging statue. So human.

Sharon said...

One of many beautiful statues and sculptures around the grounds of the Heard Museum.

Lois said...

She is so lovely! I'm glad you took her picture.

Hilda said...

I agree, it's a beautiful statue! And your composition is lovely too, Julie!

Kate said...

This is SO Southwest, and I love it because of that. It reminds me of Santa Fe, my favorite American city. Who is the artist?

Jarart said...

She has a beautiful profile. You have framed her perfectly.

glenda said...

This is a beautiful statue. I can also remember the beautiful velvet skirts and jewelry worn by the Navajo women.

Thérèse said...

A beautiful statue indeed!

cieldequimper said...

Why Berlin, do you know? You see, at first I thought you were in Germany. ;-) There's an extremely good ethnological museum with an incredible Native American section in Berlin.

Back to the topic. This statue is simply gorgeous, striking in its simplicity. I love it, thanks for sharing it.

Meri said...

She's probably complaining about the heat, given her apparel.

JM said...

I also love the agave on this composition, makes it perfect. Well done, Julie!

JM said...

I also love the agave on this composition, makes it perfect. Well done, Julie!

Jacob said...

That is a superb sculpture!

Don and Krise said...

Very nice statue. I love the look of the bronze.

robert said...

Perfect place for her. As Berlin has been seperated once and was broght together again - it is her returning to the nature and its plants she and her people might have enjoyed for many purposes.

Kcalpesh said...

Beautiful sculpture. Beautifuly shot!

Jilly said...

Just love this sculpture. What a talented artist. So much feeling in her look and posture.

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