“Puellae” means “girls” in Latin and is the name of this exhibit at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington DC. This installation of 30 bronze headless figures refers to an account the artist heard while growing up in Poland about a group of children who froze to death as they were transported in cattle cars from Poland to Germany during the war. The statues were designed by Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz.
While researching for this post I discovered a site that maps the sculptures/statues of women that are on display in Washington DC. I thought it might be of use. You can find it here.
For the April A-Z challenge I will post a black and white for each letter. If you are participating, feel free to link up. I’m interested to see what kind of themes (if any) everyone is doing.
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