Star Spangled Sculpture
Happy 4th of July to Sculptors in USA and Everywhere
Sculpture has long been a part of the American tradition. And grand sculptures serve as symbols of some of this country’s grandest ideals.
Take the Statue of Liberty, for example. Although this work is an icon of these United States and stands for liberty and freedom, she was actually a gift from our good friend across the pond, France.
“The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated as a National Monument in 1924. Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933.
Another wonderful example of monumental sculpture that touches the heart of so many Americans, as well as people across the globe: Mount Rushmore.
Let’s face it, sculpture and fireworks are both as American as apple pie.
So to all the sculptors in the USA, north, south, east and west, and to those across the planet, we at Sculpture Digest wish you joy, peace, and much success in your creative endeavors. And to those in the US–Happy Independence Day!
Statue of Liberty photo courtesy of Smart Destinations
Fireworks at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Photo by Janet Williams (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Stone Mountain with fireworks courtesy of Stone Mountain Park