Oregon's Capitol Building in Salem has fine unique statues and friezes decorating its exterior. This marble statue carved by Leo Friedlander represents pioneers with their covered wagon on the Oregon Trail. On the reverse side is a map of the Trail.
Here the Father shields his eyes from the sun, looking west which was the ultimate destination of the pioneers crossing the U.S. to start a new life in Oregon.
Friedlander also sculpted a statue of the Lewis & Clark expedition with Sacagawea on the other side of the Capitol, with a map of their route on the other side of the statue. In addition he created five marble relief sculptures on the Capitol's wall.
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Oceania (5202) 2014-07-31 6:18
This is an unbelievably nice picture. Light and shadow, and fine details. I enjoy it very much.
Have a nice day!
EstudioChispa (2174) 2014-07-31 9:00
Fantastic creativity to shoot this as the sun was at the proper angle for the shading to work -- I love it!
ikeharel (71525) 2014-07-31 9:09
A marvelous pic. of the corner on the Capitol Building in Oregon, the carved marble statues magnificently in fine sharpness.
The patriotic theme about the pineers beautifully convey part of the USA history.
Noel_Byrne (31136) 2014-07-31 10:11
A very cool and appropriate statue, and excellent that you captured it with the sun glaring down on the main subject like this, his hand over his eyes has created an excellent shadow. The faces of the children look very content, almost like you would expect to see in a religious sculpture. Nicely composed with thirds in mind too.
Silvio1953 (143320) 2014-08-03 6:49
Ciao Ray, great detail of beautiful sculpture, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio