Monday, April 9, 2012

Women Soldiers

The Capitol has a maquette of the Vietnam Women's Memorial in Washington, D.C.  The sculptor is Glenna Goodacre.

I'm done with the Connecticut State Capitol for a while.  We'll be back.

21 comments:

Rambling Round said...

The sculptor certainly captured the emotion.

Mo said...

Interesting.

Kate said...

A tragic but tender moment captured very well by the sculptor. I used images like this one with poems written by nurses who tended the dying during my Vietnam unit when I was still teaching. Hard for me as a young adult, wife and new mother during the Vietnam era. I think the students preferred the protest songs, tho.

Lowell said...

Such excellent sculptures. In Vietnam, women served mainly in the supply and medical end of things, but there services were vital.

Lowell said...

Yes, I know, that last sentence should end with "their services..." Sheesh! You didn't have to yell at me!

Sharon said...

That is a very moving sculpture.

Randy said...

Nice artwork.

Halcyon said...

Thanks for showing an up close look on this sculpture. Very moving.

Cezar and Léia said...

Agree with all the comments here: really expressive sculpture!
God bless you!
Cezar

Luis Gomez said...

This is such a beautiful piece. Lovely shot as well Jack. Nicely captured.

SRQ said...

Nice close-up. Poignant sculpture. I enjoyed the tour through the Capitol. Now, I'm wondering what's next?

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful and very moving sculpture, Jack, and wonderful captures. Vietnam still holds heartbreaking images for many of us. Hope you have a great day! Enjoy the moment!

Sylvia

VP said...

Interesting sculpture for a well deserved memorial.

RedPat said...

I wasn't familiar with this sculpture. Women's contributions to such events tend to get overlooked so it is wonderful to see this!

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful sculpture. I wasn't familiar with it, either.

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautifully sculpted! Very moving piece.

Michelle said...

Really a touching sculpture.

Virginia said...

A beautiful and meaningful piece. You've done a fine job showing us the Capitol Jack.
V

Bob Crowe said...

And it was a very good series. I enjoyed it.

How times change. A contemporary memorial to women soldiers might depict them in full battle gear in the mountains of Afghanastan.

Tash said...

The sculpture is phenomenal.
When I first saw the title (and I do not mean any disrespect) was that it was a contradiction of terms.

JM said...

I LOVE the top composition, Jack! Well done.