Back to Queen Califia’s Magical Circle. This time I’ll focus on de Saint Phalle’s totem-like sculptures surrounding Queen Califia.
The “totems” are covered with symbols and forms from Native American, Pre-Columbian, and Mexican art as well as the artist’s own imagination.
I had to do a close-up of the mermaid because I love the colors so much.
Here’s one framed by serpent heads.
Boy, does “snake eye” fit this one.
It blows my mind to think of how long it took to complete each one of these.
All of de Saint Phalle’s colors amaze me, but I love her blues the most. More of that color in Part III.
Great weekend, everyone!
Great weekend to you too, Carole! Wonderful statues! I have never seen anything more creative!
Thanks, Ann! They really are amazing.
So beautiful. I agree, the blues are amazing.
I’m so happy the hues are transferring well. I was worried they wouldn’t look as good on screen.
I agree, Carole — it’s amazing to think how long it took to build each one of these gorgeous statues.
I have a friend who lives in Escondido. I wonder if she and her family have ever been to this park.
I definitely recommend a visit. It’s even better in person, Jackie.
I love her work, there is some at the Balboa Park up in San Diego. Thank you for sharing, Carol, have a great weekend too.
Yes, I’ve seen those too, Cornelia. So beautiful.
Amazing! Love the colors
I do too. 🙂
now that is beautiful 🙂