Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wanting to Trade: One Pitchfork for One Shovel

Over the summer, a very large statue of King Lear was displayed in Pioneer Court on Michigan Avenue. King Lear was recently replaced by an extra large three dimensional version of American Gothic.

The small plaque says that the name of the sculpture is God Bless America by J. Seward Johnson. It's copyrighted by The Sculpture Foundation. I couldn't find anything about this sculpture on their site but I did find the King Lear statue there.

I took this picture during Tuesday's winter storm. Another snow storm is expected this afternoon. That pitchfork isn't going to do the poor guy any good - he needs a shovel! But, since they have a suitcase, maybe they are headed to a warmer climate.


Hilda said...

Hee hee, it was your text that made my day, rather than the photo (though that's good too). Love it!

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Sharon said...

What a coincidence. I posted pictures on Wednesday and Thursday of statues in Phoenix also by J Seward Johnson Jr. Small world.