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One in the series of photographs of statues depicting Native Americans, found in an office complex park in St. Petersburg, FL. This one was so dramatic, the banal background of trees, buildings, and traffic signs did it a disservice, so I cut it all away and placed the struggling figures against a background the color of violence.

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american, indian, native, nature, statue, struggle, survival, tribe eagle

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  • GrayeaglePhotography
    GrayeaglePhotographyover 6 years ago

    Love this art work.

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 6 years ago

    Great series, Ginny

  • JohnScottArtist
    JohnScottArtistover 4 years ago

    I agree with Woodie, great series Ginny

  • Thanks so much for your comments and the favorite. This picture is a particular favorite of mine. If you could see the statue in person, it is so impressive, but pictures of it are not enhanced by the trees in the background. I thought the red here was suitably dramatic.

    – Ginny Schmidt

  • Ginny Schmidt
    Ginny Schmidtover 4 years ago

    BTW, the title of this statue is “The Eagle Catcher,” but I have
    to wonder when I look at it, who’s catching whom here???

  • JohnScottArtist
    JohnScottArtistover 4 years ago

    good point, I believe Eagles were acknowledged as one of the ultimate totems connecting to the creator. One “became” an eagle through difficult trials, it can’t be “taken” or “captured”, another angle is usually the recipient was “unwilling” as the task to be a spiritual mediator was a lot of responsibility, and doubt sets in? A deep subject needing a lot more than a few lines.

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