Thursday, July 24, 2008

GRANITE QUARRY STATUE


I saw this statue when we visited the Granite Quarry Museum last weekend. There is such an antique feel to the art piece that I thought I would add some film grain texture to the picture. I believe the statue is over one hundred years old. Work in the Quarry began in about 1870.
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17 comments:

Ex-Shammickite said...

It must have taken a long time for these little cherubs to be carved. Those skills have mostly been lost today.

Jules said...

Wonderfully relaxed cherub there - nice capture!!!

Olivier said...

j'aime bien ta série sur les angelots. on dirait qu'il attend quelqu'un, belle photo.

I like your series on angels. it seems he expects someone, a beautiful picture.

Denise said...

Sculpture amazes me. To be able to achieve those curves and details with such a hard material!

John Roberts said...

I love statue photos - I don't really know why. Both of the last two day's post s are good ones!

Hilary said...

Lovely angled angel! Then again, your photography is always wonderful.. I know I can take that for granite. ;)

Bear Naked said...

That is a beautiful antique statue.
Your photo of it is lovely.
Thank you for sharing.

Bear((( )))

Beverly said...

I love the sweet faces of your cherubs. I marvel at the craftsmen who created those for us to enjoy today.

Moi said...

hey Sue, I am sorry about not keeping in touch through our blogs........It's been crazy lately with work........all's good though. hope it's all ben great at your end too. I just looked through the earlier posts and had no idea Project Black was going on.....great contributions....guess, my next pit-stop will be Anna's blog :)

take care and have a great weekend!!!! :)

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Somehow, one thinks of Europe for stone carvings not the West Coast of N America, was the previous post from the same location?

Faye Pekas said...

Hey Sue :)

I'm making the rounds to say hi and tell my blogger friends I'm back and alive and well and so very appreciative of all your kind words, well wishes and prayers while I was gone.

I'll be back later to check out your blog and see what you've been up to while I was gone.

I've missed you!

Faye

CG said...

What a delightful statue; quite lovely!

CG said...

PS There is an awrard waiting for you at my blog!

Kerri said...

What a fabulous statue!

Ash said...

Awww..this cherub is adorable!

Zsolt72 said...

the lights are just perfect for this photo!

tsduff said...

I love stone statues. I have almost gotten to the point where I might try my hand at carving... I do understand stone carving is much more difficult than it looks. Lovely picture.