Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Goliath Felled

This statue is on Huckleberry Island and sadly, was vandalized years ago and has lain off to the side in the brush. It is a statue of a Native American, life size. He is made of cement over a metal armature with a lead sheathing that was painted and had the details modeled into it. Most of his missing appendages seem to be around as well as most of the lead sheathing.

I look at him and can't help but draw correlatives to the way the Native American has been treated in their native land and pushed to the side. At the same time, I look at him and see a stalwart, quiet dignity and endurance in spite of all.

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