Our ability to look past our needs and help others is one of the traits I admire most in humans. This part of a larger sculpture spoke of that to me.

Camera Info:
Nikon D60 | Lens Nikkor 35mm
f/4 | 1/640 | ISO 200

Additional info:
This is a tiny part of a sculpture called “The Family of Man”. The sculpture, conceived and designed by Mario Armengol, was commissioned for Britain’s Pavilion at Expo 67. Today they sit in front of the Calgary Board of Education office in downtown Calgary. I hope the flood of 2013 did not damage them.

To see in it’s entirety is breathtaking. The sculptures are 21 feet high, naked, and in groups reaching out to each other in gestures of fellowship and goodwill. My understanding is that Mario Armengol aimed to inspire 2 moods – an immediate reaction to man dominating and then a contradictory feeling of insignificance and dependence. I absolutely felt those emotions standing beneath this immense work and choosing the story I wanted to tell.


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Lisa Knechtel specializes in dramatic macro works. Known for the striking use of colour and her ability to make minute detail relatable, she refers to her artistic pursuits as ‘obsession’ vs. ‘inspiration’.

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    JUSTARTabout 1 year ago

    nice work

  • Thanks! Enjoy your weekend.

    – Lisa Knechtel

  • Russ Styles
    Russ Stylesabout 1 year ago

    nicely seen and captured Lisa…

  • Thanks Russ. This was the output (and result) of a wonderful day with a talented friend who taught me to look up.

    – Lisa Knechtel

  • 4nmb2
    4nmb2about 1 year ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks for the feedback! Enjoy your day.

    – Lisa Knechtel

  • debidabble
    debidabbleabout 1 year ago


  • Thanks so much! I really appreciate the exposure.

    – Lisa Knechtel

  • Trish Mistric
    Trish Mistricabout 1 year ago

    Great perspective!

  • Thanks! I appreciate the feedback Trish.

    – Lisa Knechtel

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 1 year ago


  • Outstanding! I really appreciate the exposure. Thank you so much!

    – Lisa Knechtel

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