Of Life and Death
Papa Bear and I had intended to see "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" movie last night which has not come to our city cinemas yet, but we were both weary and heat tired from the activities of the day, so opted for relaxing in our nice hotel room instead.
This morning we headed out on a trip to the large city cemetery to see and photograph an angel statue there that has intrigued me. This is the beautiful ten foot "Umlauf Angel", commissioned by the City and sculpted by CharlesUmlauf in 1958. Most often we see angels portrayed as female, but as you can see, in this sculpture the figure is more difficult to define as female or male. Note the feet which are anything but feminine. I think this is an amazing piece of art, flowing and at the same time intense.