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Friday, August 29, 2008

GLENNA GOODACRE, AMERICAN SCULPTOR

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. ART is knowing which ones to keep."
Scott Adams



GLENNA GOODACRE
is a top American sculptor
that was born and raised in our
WEST TEXAS town of
LUBBOCK.
She attended
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
and we are very blessed to have some of her work on exhibit at the
TEXAS TECH MUSEUM.
I so admire her and her work,
I wanted to share just a sampling of her talent
with my blogging friends.
Her works are located all over the country.


Life-size
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER









GLENNA designed the
SACAGAWEA GOLDEN DOLLAR COIN
released by the U. S. Mint in
JANURY, 2001

SACAGAWEA" New Millennium Golden Dollar produced by the United States Mint, Washington, DC, USA.

"One of Glenna Goodacre's contributions to America is her rendering of Sacagawea on the obverse side of the new millennium golden dollar coin that was released into circulation by the United States Mint in 2001. Goodacre's touching portrayal of Sacagawea was selected above 121 submissions by 23 other sculptors. "

(I am soooo in awe)


VIETNAM WOMEN'S MEMORIAL" in Washington, DC, USA


"On Veteran's Day, November 11, 1993, Glenna Goodacre's sculpture touched the lives of millions with the unveiling of the Vietnam Women's Memorial at The Vietnam Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. . Goodacre's sculpture, in both its design and breadth, honors and pays tribute to the eleven thousand American women who served in the military during the Vietnam War. "
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GLENNA has done some remarkable works that will live forever in history.
Altho I've not been able to view her world-renoun pieces,
below is one of my personal favorites of all her works I HAVE been privileged to view.












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THE IRISH MEMORIAL
by
GLENNA GOODACRE
Her largest piece to date.




Glenna, at work in her studio on
THE IRISH MEMORIAL

This major monument stands in downtown Philadelphia at Front and Chestnut streets.

The l 3/4-acre national site is a public park that overlooks the Delaware River at historic Penn's Landing, a fitting location because many of the Irish disembarked along those shores.

This massive bronze is Goodacre's most ambitious public sculpture - with over 25 life-size figures.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to read about one of my heros and my love for

Bronze sculpture by one of America's top artist. I can't even IMAGINE what it must be like to have a talent

this HUGH !!

love, bj

24 comments:

Cottage Contessa said...

Wow BJ, you're right, her talent is just awesome! Wishing you a wonderful day sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I know God created man equily but I do have to say I missed out on having any kind of talent. That is awesome! Thank-you for sharing
ginger

Twice as Nice said...

Now that is talent!! Wow. I had never heard of her. Her pieces are beautiful.

Maggie R said...

Awesome talent! Gee I think I will just hang around and listen to your music! Have a great day

xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

What a talent she has. Beautiful work !
Have a blessed day BJ !

Brown-Eyes said...

Amazing sculptures...When God passed out TALENT I guess I heard TALL TENT and ran over there, but they were about out of that so I only got 5'6" of TALL...LOL
;-) Bo

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello BJ!

What beautiful work...simply amazing! Wow she is simply an absolute gifted artist! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a lovely weekend!

Smiles...

Beverly

Jeanne said...

BJ, I came over for just a second and found myself totally captured by Glenna's beautiful works of art. I LOVE it! Love your post and you too, for the many sweet comments you have sent my way about this surgery. Thank you so much for your words of wisdom and humor. You make me smile. What's more your beautiful face in the mirror. I knew you could do it. You go girl. You Texas gals are beautiful inside and out.

Blessings and love...Jeanne

nikkicrumpet said...

Beautiful stuff!!! There was a bronze sculptor who lived in the next town over from me when I lived in Utah. He made the most beautiful sculptures and then donated them to the different business around town. So when your drove or walked through the shopping district there were all these sculptures along the way. It was a truly amazing town to shop in. To this day whenever I go home I still drive through just to re-enjoy his work.

Pat @ Back Porch Musings said...

What an amazing artist. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, BJ!

Have a great weekend!

SASSY said...

wow - what talent! I LOVE the children sculpture. Hopefully, in the near future we can see some of these pieces in person.

Have a nice weekend!

Beverly said...

She is remarkable. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Charlotte said...

I'm glad to meet you BJ. I'm glad you visited my blog and for all the nice comments you made. I have enjoyed my visit here. It is a lovely uplifting place to visit. Love your attitude about taking your "things" from your blog. I took advantage of it and grabbed John & Sara. I'm excited about this pick too.
Nice to meet someone my age. Most bloggers are younger or much younger.

Charlotte said...

Thanks BJ. You're right. The other one was good. Ths is better. Thank you again.

Shelia said...

Hi, BJ, but did she make the Buddy Holly statue!!?? No, really she is amazing and I dearly love her art! Oh, darling, open wide...here's you a deviled egg! Wasn't that the nicest thing Jan did for me? I was just flaborghasted anyone would be so wonderful to me!!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Shelia said...

OOPS! Or is Buddy Holly in Abeline! I forgot! I'm an idiot!
Shelia :(

Rue said...

Hi Bj :)

What talent she has! I love the one of Reagan :)

Happy about that future mrs. vice-president?? me too ;)

hugs and love,
rue

Betty said...

Hi BJ,

I hope you are having a good week and that you are feeling much better by the time you read this.

Great talent in that lady's work. I enjoyed the pictures.

Shelia said...

Thanks for helping me get the Buddy thing clear. I just love his music. Makes me wonder where he'd be if he had lived and how famous he would have become. One talented Texan!! Oh, I'll have to make some more deviled eggs just for you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cottage Rose said...

Wow BJ; what a very talented and remarkable Lady. I have not heard of her until now. So I thank you for sharing one of your hero's,I other wise would not have known. Her work is fabulous.
Have a great holiday weekend.

hugs;
Alaura

Meggie said...

It's exciting to have such a talented artist from your area. Her works are gorgeous! I can see why you are such a fan of hers.

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi again BJ! Just wanted to invite you over to enter the give away I'm having, and to wish you a wonderful Labor Day weekend sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

BJ I have always admired her work. I was lucky enough to see some in galleries in Naples Fl a few years ago. Her studio is just magnificant!
Hugs,
Penny

Kathleen Grace said...

What an amazing talent! People who can create things so beautiful leave me in awe! Have a wonderful weekend friend!