2.08.2009

itstimeforanewstart



In my own backyard. The Winged Victory replica, created by Diane and Glenn Hines and the Queens-based Modern Art Foundry, is still referred to locally as “Lady Victory” or “Winged Victory,” although it does not resemble its famous 2300 year-old cousin in the Louvre. The 10-foot tall, 700-pound Grecian-style woman stands on a globe, which sits on a pedestal along with a spread-winged eagle. She holds a sword wrapped in a palm leaf above her head. The statue’s granite base is 5 1/2 feet tall, and bears the original plaques containing names of 493 World War I veterans from Staten Island’s South Shore. The new Lady Victory and her new park were dedicated on June 9, 1996, the 73rd anniversary of her first appearance.
lady victory

4 comments:

Athena said...

Lovely! I like the angle and the colors.

WABIKOJA said...

Excellent composition well framed!

Cricket/Tammy said...

So pretty. wonderful image.

EYES WIDE SHUT said...

Very impressive and imposing thanks to the superb perspective. A terrific image

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