Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Whom We Honor, We Craft In Stone

Michelangelo once said, "Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it."  Today I went to Mt. Rushmore to see the statue that was in a mountain:

After Mt. Rushmore I continued about 11 miles down the road to the Crazy Horse Monument.  The monument is on private land and is financed by donations--it's been a work-in-progress since 1948 and is nowhere near done:

It should be quite impressive when it gets done.

1 comment:

Pseudotsuga said...

I did not know that the Crazy Horse monument was funded only by donations.
At the rate it's going, I would be surprised if it's finished in 200 years, which is a shame. How many different sculptors is that going to be, I wonder?