I share here two versions of the same beautiful sculpture – each with their own unique finish.  The Brookgreen Gardens version is a natural bronze whereas the Speed Art Museum example has a gold finish.  Both are gorgeous!  Paul Manship is one of my favorites.  The theme, particularly with the use of an armillary, is appealing to me!  My garden armillary pales by comparison.  🙂

Cycle of Life
Paul Howard Manship
Bronze, 1924
Brookgreen Gardens (Murrells Inlet, SC) & Speed Art Museum (Louisville, KY)

Cycle of Life by Paul Howard Manship (sculpture)

Cycle of Life by Paul Howard Manship (sculpture)

Cycle of Life by Paul Howard Manship (sculpture)

Cycle of Life by Paul Howard Manship (plaque, Brookgreen Gardens)

Cycle of Life by Paul Howard Manship (sculpture)

Cycle of Life by Paul Howard Manship (sculpture)

Cycle of Life by Paul Howard Manship (sculpture)

Cycle of Life by Paul Howard Manship (plaque, Speed Museum)

(All images by the Author: James L. Patterson)