Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Art and Beauty for Autumn -


What could be more enjoyable on a perfect Autumn afternoon.
For me, on Monday, it was a thought-provoking stroll over the
 gentle slopes of Dix Park above downtown Raleigh, with loved
 ones, to view a stunning international traveling outdoor art
 installation - WINGS OF THE CITY from world-renowned Mexican
 artist, Jorge Marin. This collection of nine bronze sculptures depicts
feathered figures in mid-flight or posed for takeoff, and acrobats.
The details of each piece are exceptional.
A stand-alone pair of beautiful wings frame a view of downtown
and are perfect for snapping a pose of someone you consider
'angelic'!
I hope you will enjoy a few photos of these beautiful bronzes.



Ángel Persélidas



















Me with granddaughter Jasmin - Raleigh skyline from Dix Hill.



Enjoying a perfect November day.


ALAS DE MEXICO

Bob in an angelic mood!

Now if only I could fly!!!!!


20 comments:

  1. Bob! He makes a great angel. You look lovely wearing your cowl. I am chuckling over these statues, which are definitely not birds and squirrels. Ha!

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  2. What lovely photos Mary! I'm sure you could fly......

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  3. Love the photos especially the winged Mary and Bob. Jasmine is a beautiful girl, and it is lovely that the three of you enjoyed walking amongst angels on a beautiful sunny downtown Raleigh autunmn day.

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  4. Dearest Mary,
    Read that these bronze sculptures have traveled to several cities already. So how long will they reside in Raleigh? What a great Mexican artist.
    Love the bird's beak on most of them, except the one with the embrace and with Bob and you in front of those wings.
    What a lovely day for that visit.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. His work is stunningly beautiful, the details such as veins and wrinkles amazing!
      I think the installation is here for a month!

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  5. What great photos! The photo-opp wings are a fun idea - You and Bob make very convincing angels!

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    1. . . . . and sometimes we're devils, lol!!!

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  6. Beautiful sculptures photographed so well. You and Bob both look great with wings. What a lovely way to spend time on an autumn day with your sweet granddaughter.

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  7. Great works of art - and of course you couldn't resist taking winged photos of yourselves, I would have done, too!
    A beautiful day, and I am glad you obviously felt good enough to be out and about to enjoy it.

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    1. It was tough going on the hillside, but of course Bob had my arm!

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  8. What a stunning collection and a stunning day by the look of that blue sky - not many of those in Wales at the moment I'm afraid.
    I love the wings - oh to fly like Icarus.. but not so close to the sun.

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    1. . . . . we mentioned Icarus too Mark! Now I know more about you from the wonderful book - you are really an artist in many ways!!!

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  9. Wow, the detail in those sculptures is amazing. Looks like a lovely outing for you 3. I have always enjoyed reading about the close relationship you have with Jasmin. She is such a beauty. You and Bob fit in those angel wings very well.

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    1. Yes, Jasmin has been a very special part of our life for her 25 years - and hopefully many more!

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  10. What amazing sculptures! Your granddaughter is so pretty. I don't believe I've ever seen a photo of her before.

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    1. ......I've posted many over the years Melanie - you must have missed them! She's very special.

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  11. What a stunning exhibit. I love the one with the embrace. Now wings on you and Bob is perfection too.
    Fun to see Jazmin too.

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  12. LOL at you and Bob with your angel wings!!! YOU CAN FLY GIRL!!! :)))) Those sculptures are so beautiful. I really admire those who sculpt...there is such detail in the work!

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