Wednesday, July 10, 2013

New Prescott Valley Sculpture


The new sculpture at the Prescott Valley Town Hall called 'Not So Gentle Tamer' was installed this week. It depicts a a woman who has just beheaded a rattlesnake with her shovel. The artist is Bob Boze Bell and it was sculpted by Deb Gessner.  I will post a few more pictures of this sculpture in the near future.

This firefighter sculpture was placed outside the convention center in Prescott Valley for the memorial service yesterday for the 19 firefighters who perished in the Yarnell fire.

13 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Thank you for the extra photos of the ceremonies yesterday. I saw a little of Vice President Biden's remarks on TV.

Sharon said...

That is one tough woman!
I heard about that firefighter sculpture on the news. It was a gift to Prescott from Boise Idaho. It will make a nice memorial.

Kate said...

Two important sculptures! I'm off now to see your photos on Flickr.

quilteddogs said...

Nice. Bob Boze Bell is multi-talented and I love this work.

JM said...

Nicely composed shot on top, Judy.

Lowell said...

The sculpture jibes with what I've read of pioneer women; they had to be tough and they worked hard.

I read about the memorial and how the 19 hearses traveled from Phoenix. Your photos are a memorial themselves; thank you for sharing!

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

I was unaware the money had been raised for the bronze version of the statue based on Bell's work. I saw the clay version some months back and loved it.

glenda said...

These women of the old west were tough cookies.

Randy said...

Nice looking sculptures.

Pierre BOYER said...

Thanks for sharing...
Memory duty...

Pierre

EG CameraGirl said...

Wow! It didn't take long to install that memorial to the 19 firefighters.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for showing again.

Hilda said...

The courage of women pioneers and of firefighters. Both are lovely tributes.