I like sculpture, sculpture that can be touched, as if touching it helps to know it’s meaning. One of my favorite pieces resides in Cleveland, The Free Stamp. Perhaps I like it because so many despise it, but the message intrigues me.

In Philly ( Philadelphia ) I came across this sculpture. It’s an actual plane, first a submarine bomber, then a firefighting plane and now…

philly sculpture

philly sculpture

Weapons of war have a beauty in them, a savage efficiency. Here on the street it’s peaceful,just right.

an odd juxtaposition, but it works

an odd juxtaposition, but it works

Maybe there is something to swords into plowshares after all.

20 Comments on “sculpture”

  1. Joyce says:

    It would be hard to miss art that is in ‘plane’ sight, such as this. πŸ™‚ Nice sculptures. Bill, If you and Janet ever get out here to Loveland, Co. we can show you the sculptures here that make Loveland famous for its art sculpture. They have art and sculpture festivals and shows annually here. I featured one of the pieces for Friday Fictioneers with the crazy face and pointing finger. πŸ™‚ I did a 100 word flash fiction story on it, back in my FF archives.

  2. “Weapons of war have a beauty in them, a savage efficiency” quite aptly stated..there is a beauty in that it is a creative force behind the implement, an amazing master mind of artistic thought..yes, much more beautiful tho when beaten into plowshares and seen as art instead of a destructive force..nice write

  3. beeseeker says:

    Has me thinking: especially the conclusion.

  4. It’s pretty funky looking for sure! The great thing about any art is that it can mean a plethora of things to a whole whack of people!

  5. Gina Marie says:

    I love the Philly sculpture. Best part is: it’s only a stone’s throw away from another great sculpture, Claes Oldenberg’s “Paint Torch”:

  6. It speaks volumes. πŸ™‚

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