Thursday, October 12, 2006

Guardian of the Water

I first showed you the sculpture La Tehuana by Donal Hord. Above is another fountain sculpture called Guardian of the Water by this San Diego artist and was dedicated to the city in 1939. Like La Tehuana, the above was made as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) / Federal Art Project, a program that provided jobs for unemployed artists during the Great Depression. The building in the background is the County Administration Building.

7 Comments:

Blogger Kala said...

you know, twilight is such a beautiful and colorful time of the day - and the lighting is just right to extract the colors

Thu Oct 12, 10:16:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i see very fine lovely details at the bottom of the statue..amazing!
what a wonderful building for a good cause :)

Fri Oct 13, 12:45:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful sculpture! I like it so much.

Fri Oct 13, 02:07:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the shot looks sureal, great.

Fri Oct 13, 06:17:00 AM PDT  
Blogger luggi said...

I love this kind of architecture from the 30s and 40s in Southern Cal. Some think it hokey but I think it could have brought more of an identity to our region.

Fri Oct 13, 10:55:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Christy and Wendi said...

The County Adminstration Building has fabulous architecture... Interesting contrast with the sculpture in the front!
-Wendi

Mon Oct 16, 06:30:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks for your comments everyone! I too love the architecture and styles from the 30s and 40s - who thinks it's hokey?!

Thu Oct 19, 02:20:00 PM PDT  

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