Sculptures of Brookgreen Gardens

The lovely Robin and I enjoyed a midday tour of Brookgreen Gardens with my brother Don and his wife, Arvilla, last Monday, and it was a feast for the eyes of a wannabe artist like me (unlike Arvilla, who is an actual artist). 
On land that was once the estate of poet Archer Milton Huntington, Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve in Murrells Inlet, SC. Its 9,100-acres features not only stunning vegetation but also sculptures by his wife Anna Hyatt Huntington, her sister Harriet Hyatt, and many other American sculptors.
The sculptures include a madonna and child (above) and "Dionysus" by Edward Francis McCartan (below).

The pool in what was once the location of the caretaker's residence contains "The Wings of the Morning" (above) by Marshall Maynard Fredericks (a depiction of Psalm 139:9-10) and "St. Francis" (below) by Bruce Moore, in an unusual posture for the current pope's namesake.

Other sculptures include a cupid and "The End of the Trail" by James Earle Fraser (below; the full size original is in the the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK).
Before leaving Brookgreen Gardens, I took a minute to catch up on the latest news with a local man.
Brookgreen Gardens's many tours, exhibits, and events are offered daily, until 5 p.m. (with some extended hours for special events).

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