This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Light."
Another post from my recent trip to New Orleans. The name of this sculpture is "Travelin' Light."
From the sign:
"This sculpture, by nationally renowned African American artist, Alison Saar, is a thought-provoking memorial to victims of terror and violence. The man, while formally dressed, is presented in a torturous position: yet he appears brave and resolute, preserving his personal dignity. Saar has made the figure into a bell, inspired by Japanese temple bells, which are rung in purification rites. When the chain is pulled on the back, a deep, mournful sound is heard. The title, Travelin' Light, is taken from a popular Billie Holiday song."
If you're planning to visit New Orleans, please make time to go to the New Orleans Museum of Art and especially The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. An incredible collection of art in a gorgeous outdoor setting. A few more photos of this sculpture are below the jump.
Thanks for visiting and have a happy weekend. You can find more Photo Hunters and join the hunt here.