Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ghost #9

     The Rotary Club sponsored this ghost to celebrate the successful fight against polio. The rotary club had been involved in supporting the fight against polio.

    The statue is called Reaching Out and shows one child helping another child climb up a huge rock. If you check the one child you will see that she's wearing a large leg brace. 

    The statue is placed in front of the Recreation Center Pool. 



A large leg brace


A long reach



A ceramic on the side of the Recreation Center

27 comments:

  1. I continue to be impressed by all of the public works in your town. I might have missed it but what is the population of your city?

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    1. We are a little under 100000 with another 100000 in the area.

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  2. Very nice idea for a statue for a brilliant cause.

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    1. At one time polio was a very great danger. Young people today have no idea what polio was like.

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  3. that is wonderful. i have a friend that suffered from polio as a child and still wears a leg brace because of it. her mother did not have her vaccinated...

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    1. People my age show the effects of polio. Shortly after that vaccines were used.

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  4. Though a sad piece.....there is hope expressed in this.
    It is beautiful.

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    1. I like that you picked up hope in this one.

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  5. Statues are like real people frozen in time and I cannot just walk by. I keep staring waiting for them to move or just breathe.

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    1. I certainly am attracted by statues.

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  6. Most interesting and usual....:)

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  7. I just love your sculptures, Red. And they are all wonderful, it seems. Any more? :-)

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    1. One more ghost and then I've found some other things to share.

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  8. Very cool. Your town's way of sharing this art is very impressive.

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    1. I'm surprised that people think this is so much. when I tour I seem to find lots of public art . I also didn't think we had much until i started to photograph it.

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  9. This is such an inspirational statue. It is always nice to see someone lending a helping hand and this shows that perfectly.

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    1. It's great that it involves two young people.

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  10. I love this one, it shows genuine trust and what it is to lend a helping hand.

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    1. Really like the term trust you use.

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  11. What a great way to depict the victory over Polio..I remember going into the High School and getting a sugar cube with some pink stuff on it. I have a friend who wears braces on both of her legs from Polio..she is just a year older than me:)

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    1. Polio changed many lives forever. Polio was also very lethal.

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  12. Red, I am so glad you have been taking time to share all of this with us. You and your town are really so interesting! I am enjoying the series of statues immensely . I hadn't really though too indepth aboout statue in the past . This is giving me a deeper perspective.Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. I have been surprised at the response from this series of posts. I' glad you like it.

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  13. Isn't that beautiful? Thanks for posting it.
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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    1. I've been surprised at the response for these posts.

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  14. Brilliant statue Red and such a great cause to advertise for. I am most impressed with this series of "Ghosts" and history about each. I am enjoying this so much. Thanks

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  15. When I was in first grade a new girl joined our class who had polio and a large brace on her leg. To this day she still wears a brace. I remember being very thankful it wasn't me. To her amazing credit she never let it hold her back and I remember her being a very happy person as well.
    Another nice one Red.

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