Saturday, July 26, 2008

I Fall to Pieces



Meet "Nike" by Birmingham's Cordray Parker.  Isn't she great?  She looks like she might have just landed at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  I have passed her many times through the years, and she still can't seem to get herself together!  Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces" always runs through my mind.  Click here to hear Patsy sing it as only she can do.  Feel free to sing along with her.


12 comments:

JM said...

Beautifull sculpture!
Great shots too!

Greetings from Lisbon.
JM

alice said...

A sort of mix between Venus de Milo and Victoire de Samothrace...

Virginia said...

Had to look Google Victoire, but yes I see what you mean! Learned a new artist today. Thanks Alice.

Ming the Merciless said...

I saw the original Nike or Winged Victory at the Louvre a couple years ago.

I like this contemporary interpretation of it. It retains the drama and image but still look fresh and different.

Knoxville Girl said...

I find this sculpture quite appealing just because all the parts seem to be floating in mid-air.
And I will sing along with Ms Cline just like my daddy taught me - off key, but with great gusto.

Dusty Lens said...

At first glance, this statue reminded me of the winged soldier in armor in Musee D'Orsay...I believe it to be Joan of Arc. I hope you can confirm this.

Excellent Patsy Cline tune, by the way!

Virginia said...

DL<
I can't confirm anything outside of Birmingham!HA
Glad you enjoyed Patsy, one of my all time favorites.

Ginnie said...

With your name, 5 grandchildren, interest in photography and all things European, song choices, and living in the South (I'm from Atlanta), I'm guessing we were friends in a past life! :) I love it.

Isadora said...

:) Oh, but this is so literally falling apart - Patsy let us imagine.

Strangetastes said...

There are a lot of levels of meaning here - links with antiquity broken but not destroyed, a shattered personality, the consequences of attempting to appear like one of the gods. Nice capture of a very interesting work.

Virginia said...

Oh S.T.,
Patsy Cline and I just thought the girl had fallen apart. We might have to revisit. So much to consider now.
V

Valerie said...

I just saw Winged Victory at the Louvre in June and love the similarities between the 2 pieces.