The Four Spirits is a steel and bronze sculpture by Birmingham native Elizabeth MacQueen.
MacQueen's vision for a memorial of the four young girls killed in the 16th Avenue Baptist Church bombing in 1963 was unveiled over the weekend at Kelly Ingram Park. I went down on Monday to photograph. As you can imagine, there were many there to see it and just watching the crowd that gathered was very moving for me. Many took photographs, some stood in silence and touched them. Today an image that moved me. I will share many more details as this work begs to be photographed up close so that the symbolism intended can be appreciated. I realized when I looked at my photos that I didn't really get a good overall view for you. I will go back this week for that. For now and the next few days, I will share special details that spoke to me.
I found this interesting comments from the artist HERE.
I look forward to seeing more of this fitting memorial.
this is so lovely, thank you for sharing it
This looks like a beautiful memorial of these young girls and the two boys...
Super angle on the shot! I'm taking notes on improving my photos. Hugs from Palos Verdes
Very powerful in its way, Virginia.
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