Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Keeper of the Plains

This dramatic scene is one that came into being to mark the bicentennial of the United States of America in 1976, although the statue was erected in 1974.
Keeper of the Plains stands at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers in Wichita, KS.  The 44-ft Cor-Ten steel sculpture by nationally renowned artist Blackbear Bosin was a gift from the artist to the City of Wichita.  The work was dedicated in May 1974.
Cor-Ten, I have found out, is a type of steel designed not to need painting.  It develops a rust-like appearance in time.  The sculpture shows a Native American warrior offering a blessing to the sky.  It was raised on to a 30-ft rock pedestal in 2006 so that ipeople could see it from further away.

this card was sent to me in April 2009.  I can't read the postmark but the sender said she doesn't live in Wichita, so it could be anywhere.
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  1. This is a fascinating way to learn about different areas of the world. The Keeper of the Plains looks wonderful.

  2. This is fantastic. I'm not sure what I like more. The statue or the sky. The colors are amazing.


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