Friday, June 26, 2009

Downtown Statue

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The artist of this statue was Leonard McMurray. A full shot of the piece is below.

Leonard was the father of my brother's best friend when he was in high school. He was a great sculptor, creating a number of fairly famous works. Among his works in Oklahoma are The 89er, at the Oklahoma City Civic Center, The Legend of the Great Westerner (informally called "Buffalo Bill") at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, and Healing Hands, at City of Faith Hospital/Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. He passed away just last year.

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3 comments:

Hilda said...

They all look so tired, even the horse. Makes me wonder about the story behind this piece. Powerful.

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