Sunday, June 9, 2013

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Abigail Adams and Phillis Wheatley



Lucy Stone

These statues are 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 Phyllis Wheatley. Abigail Adams, served as confidant and advisor to her husband, President John Adams, and was a strong advocate of women’s rights. The poet Phillis Wheatley was the first published African-American. Abolitionist and suffragist Lucy Stone was the first woman to keep her own last name after marriage and one of the first American women to earn a college degree.

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.

8 comments:

John said...

Very effective shots in black & white, I don't think they would have worked so well in colour.

brattcat said...

these are wonderful.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow, love these sculptures, so full of expression!
God bless you!
Cezar

Mandy Southgate said...

Wow, these statues are really beautiful and your photos really bring out their detail. I like the statue of Phillis Wheatley the most and read up on her a bit. It sounds like her life story was just fascinating. I'm going to try look up a biography.

jennyfreckles said...

Oh, I love these and your treatment of them is so appropriate to bring out their beauty.

cieldequimper said...

Your shots are absolutely marvellous.

Stefan Jansson said...

The two first photos looks smashing in black and white.

Jack said...

The first two photos are lovely.