Saturday, August 29, 2015

Walter Palmer's Birds

Our very good friend Walter is a sculptor. His bronze sculptures are in the lobbies of Fortune 500 companies, luxury hotels, parks, golf courses, tennis courts and many other places, including private collections in Europe, the U.S., and the Caribbean, . . . and our house!

 

Most of Walter 's sculptures are of birds, birds with character and humor and whimsical personalities.

 

This one, outside an education building at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island, is irresistible to children. Just about every one that goes by sits down, puts his arm around the bird, or leans into its friendly body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Westin Hotel on the island has a lot of Walter's sculptures and we visited them this week.


The Rookery

This elegant fountain topped with three great blue herons, graceful symbols of the Lowcountry, greets visitors at the entrance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the front desk in the hotel lobby

 

 

 

 

Rhett and Scarlet from "Gone With the Wind" have a waltz

on a balcony overlooking the grand lobby.

 

 

These two vacationers hold cocktails and sunbathe in their private pool, keeping an eye on the human swimmers and loungers in the gardens of the hotel.

 

Behind them you can see the blue of the ocean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love sculpture and Walter's are very special to us.

These three birds live at our house.

Laid Back

A study of Sunshine in San Miguel

Sketch for Big Sister


I hope you are enjoying some beauty and fun this weekend!

 

19 comments:

  1. Great photos, have been to the Westin, but didn't know about the sculptures. Just home from England, need to finish my Richard class, they wouldn't let me finish is early.

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  2. These are great sculptures. It's sad that this does not get more publicity.

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  3. These sculptures are great. I like all of them. That is a good picture of you too!

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  4. There are advantages to having artists as friends!

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  5. What wonderful sculptures, I can tell he has a sense of humor! :)

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  6. Fun sculptures. There's not enough fun in art these days.

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  7. Definitely fun sculptures, they made me smile.

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  8. Very funny sculptures, creative and consistent using one subject in all kind of different ecpressions.

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  9. Lovely, whimsical sculptures. I especially like the 3 heron sculpture at the Hilton.

    Rather than sun for our last week of summer before back to school we are having rain storms. The first one knocked the power out for about half a million people My power just came on within the half hour and I'm on the computer because I couldn't sleep :-(. We will be having much needed rain all week.

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  10. Cynthia you look nice.Sculptures are really interesting . And in my opinion the best are the birds ion the waterfall.

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  11. They're very nice sculpture. They're quite fun to look at. I like those vacationers and those which were at your home.

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  12. They are great sculptures and look so tactile and inviting. You look so well. That climate and lifestyle seems to suit you so well.

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  13. They look very good, you are priveledgrd to have some..

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  14. Fascinating whimsy. I like them....:)

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  15. The things you get to see are amazing. Thanks.

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  16. I have one of Walter's Birds 4 Sale, I'm moving and sadly can't take my Bird with! The Bird was hatched in 1982 and is, I believe the most endearing Bird of all of Walter's Birds! If interested, email me for photo's and to discus a purchase!
    adrian@willsbridge.com

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