Sculpture in Laramie, Wyoming - Can You Find It? (#12)

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming WY #12296

Laramie, Wyoming. We have some culture, really - we do!  The challenge of this little just for fun series . . .

Can You Find It ?!

If you haven't been to - or live in - Laramie, Wyoming,  it won't be easy to do the  "Can You Find It?"  part of this challenge.  However,  I  hope  that  far  away  visitors  can  still  enjoy   the   pictures!   

                            Marble Sculpture 

Now I have always liked this statue, but if I recall correctly there were vocal few residents who did not welcome its arrival back in 1983.  I think vandals even cut off one or more of the heads during a summer shortly after it was installed.  Fortunately, they must have left them (it) behind and someone did a VERY good job of reattaching it(them?).  Since then, any controversy over this overtly non-traditional not-western statue has faded.  Thank goodness!

(Series inpired by Sculpture A Wyoming Invitational   www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com )

Sculpture-Can U Find It? #1             Sculpture-Can U Find It? #2            Sculpture-Can U Find It? #3
Sculpture-Can U Find It? #4             Sculpture-Can U Find It? #5            Sculpture-Can U Find It? #6
Sculpture-Can U Find It? #7             Sculpture-Can U Find It? #8            Sculpture-Can U Find It? #9
Sculpture-Can U Find It?#10            Sculpture-Can U Find It?#12            Sculpture-Can U Find It?#11
Sculpture-Can U Find It?#13            Sculpture-Can U Find It?#14            Sculpture-Can U Find It?#15
Sculpture-Can U Find It?#16            Sculpture-Can U Find It?#17

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Brenda Whitman, Broker/Co-owner                                                Office Phone: 307.460.3298

Live in Laramie Real Estate                                                                Cell Phone: 307.399.5477

302 S 2nd Street, Suite 206                                                      E-mail: brenda@liveinlaramie.com

Laramie, Wyoming  82070                                                       Office Website:  www.liveinlaramie.com

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Wanda Thomas
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This is such a good series, I may have to highjack your idea! 

Feb 02, 2011 08:42 AM #1
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
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Brenda, Well, you told me that you would have something from Prexy's Pasture and I recognize this one by Robert I. Russin. 

I should have been thinking about him when you posted your photo of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial. In fact, I am going back to that post to add a comment about how that sculpture is related to my interest in Mexico.

Feb 02, 2011 11:08 AM #2
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Hi Wanda,  Please do!  You'll have lots of fun.  ; )

Hi Gary, You know I've been meaning to look up more of Russin's work.  From what I understand it is quite an honor to have some of his work, as he was renowned in the art world...

Feb 02, 2011 01:53 PM #3
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Brenda--Why in the world would anyone object?  Looks like a mother, father and child......Someone would have to be really dumb to look at any piece of art as being literally what you are seeing.  Imagination must enter into it!!

Feb 02, 2011 02:39 PM #4
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Steve Ewing - Keller Williams Realty
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Hi Brenda - It is amazing over what people will lose their heads over.  Just put something that does "not belong" somewhere and watch all the gyrations people go through.  It can be entertaining at times.  Thanks for the blog.

Feb 04, 2011 08:30 AM #5
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Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
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Hi Pat,  I know, right?  I always thought it was a lovely piece!

Steve, What can I say . . . you have a way with words!

Feb 04, 2011 11:43 AM #6
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Gloria Todor
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Hi Brenda, What does the UW stand for?  Public art is always vulnerable.  Glad the dislike has passed and the piece/family has survived.

Great series.
Gloria

Feb 05, 2011 12:28 PM #7
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Hi Gloria,  How funny you would ask!  It is so second nature to us here that I wouldn't have imagined someone might not know.  UW stands for the University of Wyoming, the only 4 year state funded college in Wyoming.  So I guess that partially gives away where this one is!

Feb 05, 2011 03:33 PM #8
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Gloria Todor
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Brenda, I thought it might be that, but wanted to be sure!  Thanks!

Gloria

Feb 06, 2011 10:33 AM #9
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Kathryn Acciari
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It's a beautiful work of art and a clever blog series, Brenda.  I'm enjoying your photos.

Feb 06, 2011 12:03 PM #10
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