Man Carving His Own Destiny
Indiana Limestone, 1961
Brookgreen Gardens – Murrells Inlet, SC
I very much like the description on the placard sign about the artist’s vision of “man chiseling himself, struggling to hack out his own character, carving his future by the effort of his will.” This aligns in my mind with an individual’s effort to create the best person they can be during their short sojourn on this Earth – sloughing off the ultimately meaningless, mundane elements of the world that try to drag us under. Self-actualization alive in limestone!
(All images by the Author: James L. Patterson)