Thursday, April 19, 2012

Phillis Wheatley


This statue of Phillis Wheatley is part of the Boston Women's Memorial on the mall on Commonwealth Ave. The Memorial celebrates three important contributors to Boston's rich history - Abigail Adams, Lucy Stone, and Phillis Wheatley (pictured here).

The sculptures are by artist Meredith Bergmann and represent her thinking about public art. Unlike conventional statues that are larger than life and set upon pedestals, these statues are more human-sized and invite viewers to interact with them. I've photographed these statues several times. Here is another view of Phillis Wheatley.

6 comments:

GW Bill Miller said...

There are at least 2 statues in this style in Tulsa. They are sometimes mistaken for real people.

Emm said...

Oh, that is really beautiful. What a beautiful woman and a lovely statue.

joo said...

beautiful sculpture.

Jack said...

It is outstanding, Clueless. I like the idea of human-scale statues that encourage interaction. These days very few honorees deserve to be on pedestals . . .

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

I love those statues - and I love the way you captured Phillis!

Emille said...

Oh a wonderful pose - the way I like to see women: intelligent, composed:)