Saturday, August 7, 2010


08.07.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

Fittingly titled "Homage to the Sun," this simple but imposing sculpture stands outside our local municipal government office building. With outstretched arms, the figure seems to not only be giving respectful thanks, but soliciting more warmth and sunlight as the shine plays with the metal's manipulated surface.

Historical reference to spiritual deities have been unapologetic in their importance. Whether earthly or celestial, of animal or human form, they provided an order of power and of value. Considering the contemporary world, the emphasis on divine beings offers a different tact. Though religious icons remain vital to some, their overall popularity appears to be decreasing. Instead, many pay homage to sports stars and entertainment actors. Hmmm - wonder what that says about our current culture? 7th Ave S & 8th St, Naples, FL

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