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a day at the detroit institute of arts.  i've uploaded these via iPhone so the formatting is a tad off.  but i really enjoy photography + my "design eyes" never shut down; even when visiting a museum i'm trying to make visual creations.   happy sunday.  xx, dana

more art from other trips to the dia here and here

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  1. These are gorgeous! I can't imagine being able to sculpt like this let alone in a piece of stone, it's mind boggling!

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    1. an amazing talent these artists have. many of these were done in ancient times too, i imagine the tools were handmade as well. yep, mind boggling.

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  2. I'm always impressed by people who can make such beauty from stone. There is something amazing about the process of whittling away to discover something underneath. Looks like a great place to spend a rainy summer afternoon!

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    1. yes, having this talent and the patience to do this is amazing. i think about how the stone becomes infused with the artist's energy, the end result is not only the aesthetic beauty, but the chi or energy it gives to those who view it.

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  3. These photos are amazing! I have to go visit Detroit to check it out. I have never been there. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. thank you sabrina. it is a place worth visiting, let me know if you do come to to town.

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  4. Very interesting collection. Are they Italian?

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    1. some are greek, but most of these are italian.

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  5. These are beautiful works of art, and you clearly have a knack for bringing out the details in your photography.

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  6. Beautiful. When looking at the wonderful detail it is hard to believe how they were able to accomplish such works of art with the tools they had available at the time. Truly amazing!

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    1. thank you kathy. i am in awe as well and can only imagine how they were able to do it.

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