Sunday, February 26, 2012

Puerto Rican Families

 

This sculpture was dedicated in 2009, to honor immigrant Puerto Rican families' contributions to America.  It was crafted by the Puerto Rican sculptor, José Buscaglia-Guillermety.  
The statue is on the grounds of the Learning Corridor, a complex of magnet schools, including one for the arts and another for mathematics.  The Learning Corridor is in the south end of Hartford, the center of  Hartford's Hispanic population.

The photographs are from last summer, but I wanted to connect them with yesterday's post about the Hartford school named for a Puerto Rican hero.

Hartford has a relatively big and growing Hispanic population.  The current mayor is a Latino, as was his predecessor.

24 comments:

Steffe said...

The detailed photo is great.

And it would probably even look good in black and white...

cieldequimper said...

I see a lot of pain...

Lowell said...

Very beautiful. And it captures the difficult and painful experiences of most immigrants to this country.

Lois Evensen said...

So very sad looking....

Cezar and Léia said...

Nice sculpture, there's a lot to see in it.
God bless you!
Cezar

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful piece.

Kate said...

I cannot help but believe that there must be a connection between Puerto Ricans and Hartford, or at least there must have been a powerful person in charge who honors their contributions to our country.

The sculpture has a great deal going on in it. I absolutely love the portrait of ascendency, even if pain was involved; thanks for showing the whole thing, too.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a very poignant sculpture, and beautifully shown here, I agree with Steffe this would have been a good opportunity to experiment with something you're not comfortable with, come on Jack show us what you can do with this in B&W, even if it's just a small shot!

Birdman has a small brown bag, hmmm how interesting, packed lunch and a bevvy do you think??

p.s. and yes, it is great fun being a blonde!

Birdman said...

I'm glad you added this post today. Explains a lot to me.

Sylvia K said...

I, too, see a lot of pain. Such a beautiful sculpture and so good to see that these people have been and are being recognized for their contributions. Our country is what it is -- in a good way -- because of the contributions of so many immigrants from all over the world. Thank you for sharing this, Jack! I do hope you have a great day!

Sylvia

Virginia said...

Imagine a community that welcomes immigrants. Beautifully crafted piece.
V

Halcyon said...

It's very moving. Thanks for highlighting this community. I had no idea they were so prevalent in Connecticut. But I think diversity only makes us stronger.

VP said...

Impressive, but I do not see any monument of this kind in our near future...

SRQ said...

Interesting portrayal. I think I'd have to view it in person to get a better understanding of what the sculpture was attempting to convey.

JM said...

You have chosen some wonderful details on the top shot.

Randy said...

That is so beautiful.

RedPat said...

Love that you included the detail shot - wonderful work!

Sharon said...

Beautifully sculpted and very meaningful piece.

Regina K said...

I'm sure the community is proud to have such a sculpture to connect them to the area.

Dianne said...

A wonderful sculpture Jack ...and interesting to see the close up details.

Michelle said...

A moving sculpture.

Bob Crowe said...

These people had a hard time and (literally, according to the relief) a hard climb. But so many came north. It makes me think of the lyrics from West Side Story:

Immigrant goes to America,
Many hellos in America;
Nobody knows in America
Puerto Rico's in America!

EG Wow said...

Wow, this is a moving piece! So much emotion!

Tash said...

Puerto Rico is in USofA??? (Good reminder from Bob.) Some really good engineers I know are from Puerto Rico. They are smart and fun. I like your close up. Very effective. Wcry does the crying(?) woman represent? Looks like a man on the other side.