Sunday, June 1, 2014

Storytelling Saturday: Objects that tell Tales The Sun King

The other day, we were lucky enough to stop by a little Tacoma, right of way park, where they were just finishing up the installation of the Sun King sculpture, which had been stored away, far from public view, since the 2006, just waiting to come back into the light & shine upon the city:

Installed in such a way that there is a different view from every angle

This is the side that faces the main street & the side with the most detail

Commissioned in 1976, by the city of Tacoma for $37,000 the Sun King sat in front of the Sheraton Hotel until the Sheraton was made into the Murano, the Sun King was stored away in 2006

Where the statue is now set up, gorgeous views of the sun can be seen as the sun sets, between the parts & carvings of the statue

The Sun King by Thomas Morandi
The 'newest' in a long list of thought provoking art that can be seen throughout our little city...

Have you stumbled on any interesting art in your city?

*All photos the property of Shelley McElhiney, all rights reserved.

3 comments:

Alexis Grace of North On Harper said...

What an interesting sculpture. I never thought about sculptures being stored away for so many years and then moved etc.... glad that this one was given a new lease on life!

Jamie Gall said...

I love these kind of Sculptures... since moving to Northern California, every day has been kind of a new exploration for me =)

But the sculptures and art fixtures are always what seem to stand out to me the most.

I've always wanted to visit Tacoma, btw.

A Day in Candiland said...

That is really neat, I bet it looks great at sunset. We had a statue that moves every few years to different states.