“Eos” – by Dessa Kirk

This image is made from a photo I took of this artwork in downtown Columbus, IN. The artist above has sculpted many of these types of works and a similar piece resides in Grant Park in Chicago.

This is my own take on it, with her sculpture composited onto some of my other photos. I like to showcase other types of art with my photographs. Sculpture, paintings, architecture and street art are all some of my favorite subjects.

I do this with the understanding that the result is not “mine” at all, but more of a depiction of whatever that piece of art or architecture might have made me feel like. Of course, all with my own spin on it.

 

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The sculpture

The Races Of Man

Last weekend, I spent a morning here at Holliday Park in Indianapolis near Broad Ripple. I found this place when browsing Google Maps for places to photograph in and around Indy. The ruins that make up the centerpiece for this park caught my attention. These Indiana limestone statues that sit atop the columns here in the park used to reside on Broadway in New York City as the facade of the St. Paul Building. When they decided it was time to renovate, the sculptures were donated to the park that was under construction here in Indy. The sculptor is Karl Bitter and the park is need of help to realize the vision that was intended for these works of art. The reflecting pool is dry and the installation seems to be crumbling away in what is an otherwise beautiful park. Though the ruins make a cool photo, I think it would be even cooler to see them displayed properly. If you want to learn more about the plans for the park and the strange journey these sculptures have made please visit here.

The Ruins at Holliday Park including the sculptures,