Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Other Side

Again I traveled to the other end of the space to take photos of the landscaping. I appreciated the shade there too. And having explored the far ends, I returned to the middle where the sculpture sits.

Moving West

Moving west from the “Family Gras” sculpture is another new work called “Taking Flight.” The landscaping is similar to the other spaces along Veterans Boulevard. The shade was welcome.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Family Gras

Jordan Ivanov's three-part sculpture, "Family Gras" was in installed near Sena Drive and Veterans Boulevard. It's cubist imagery was visible from both front and back of the pieces. Adult and child shapes were included. The work was inspired by parades that use Veterans Boulevard as a parade route during the Mardi Gras season.

Back Side

While walking around the back of the sculpture, I also shot these photos. The back is equally as colorful and the front. The sun kept hiding behind clouds as I shot my photos.

Monday, May 23, 2011

View from the Opposite Direction

Walking to the other end of the space I took photos. Then I approached the sculpture from the shaded trees. The landscaping almost makes it easy to forget the busy boulevard.

Landscaping Recently Completed

This spring some more sculptures were added to the Veterans Boulevard median (neutral ground). The landscaping for this one was completed recently. Two other sculptures are in the final stages of landscaping. A fourth sculpture is due to be installed as well.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

One Last Sculpture

Before walking back to my car I spotted this sculpture. It had Tulane Hospitall for Children on it. And it also mentioned some other organizations. Well, anyway, this concludes my Riverfront trip.

Monument to the Immigrant

Next, I followed a path back to the Riverfront walkway. A majestic statue of a muse of hope leaned forward in front of me. “The Monument to the Immigrant” was created by sculptor Franco Alessandrini. The inscription read “dedicated to the courageous men and women who left their homeland seeking freedom, opportunity and a better life in a new country.” It was dedicated on March 19, 1995. And it was commissioned by the Italian American Marching Club.

Ocean Song

Ocean Song is a 16 foot tall kinetic steel sculpture by artist John T. Scott. It stands near a French Quarter entrance to Woldenberg Park. It took several shots from different viewpoints.