The Fisher Boy
I visited Elm Park today to look at the recycled art project but the Fisher Boy caught my eye. The simplicity is so contrast to Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers (1651) in Piazza Navona in Rome yet it is mezmerizing as well. This sculpture was commissioned by Louise Chamberlain and is part of a granite fountain originally a horse watering trough. It was created by Andrew O'Connor, Sr. in 1915 for Washington Square, Worcester, Massachusetts. It became a traffic hazard soon after horses were replaced by automobiles and was moved to the park in 1956. It turns out that the boy in the bathing suit was holding a fishing pole which has long ago gone missing. Thus the name the fisher boy.
Nikon D610, 1/90 second at f/6.7, ISO 100, 65mm, (28-300mm) - 3686
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I am Robert McKay Jones, a photographer from Sterling, Massachusetts and North Fort Myers, FL. I take photographs almost every day. I post my favorites here.