Tuesday, January 7, 2014
FireFighter Fountain "Memorial" at the back of the Arkansas State Capitol.
The real event was not this colorful. The cast bronze figures (about 9 feet tall) were in late day shadow, and rather blue, with possible sunset highlights. I in turn, overexposed the lot, then blew out the saturation in Photoshop.
As it is, I also post the pictures you find here on Facebook, both to my personal page, and to a special page just for the Mighty Works Project. Turns out this picture stimulated some discussion on gender roles (in part, because I first referenced this group as Funky Fire Men. Turns out my sister took issue... and we had a friendly but real exchange about sexual stereo-types. (Why do men always get the power pose, and a woman the nurturing pose... Could, or should this have been reversed.) I tend to see the sexes in the light of Archetype, so had no problem and even appreciated the nuances. But I certainly can understand the beef if that is the only way women are portrayed.