Serendipity – “Games Along the Way”

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Note the doll on the little girl’s back and the baby on the mother’s back.

I had lunch with a friend Friday. I stopped at Centennial Park on the way back to the office to snap some photographs of the park. On my way back to my car I passed a set of bronze sculptures installed on a traffic island. I found it totally charming. The artist is John Gooden of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. It turns out that the traffic island is a park called Medicine Wheel Park.

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The installation is called “Games on the Way” and it shows a mother carrying a baby walking on a path accompanied by a little girl carrying her own baby and a boy playing “Shoot the Hoop.” Everybody is smiling and they seem in total harmony with each other.

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The sculptures are sponsored by the Indian Health Care Center of Tulsa and it is meant to outline their approach to care as nurture: “An embracing approach to care to strengthen physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellness within a family.”

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All photos are HDR processed. Without it the sculptures are just big dark colored blobs. With it you can see the details.

And who can argue with that?

I love coming on unexpected finds like this.

Have you come upon something great lately? Tell us about it.

10 thoughts on “Serendipity – “Games Along the Way”

  1. Karen S.

    It is a great find, thanks for sharing it with us. I just posted a cute find yesterday at one of our city lakes. It’s always fun to see what’s out there, waiting for us.

  2. Leedslass

    Tulsa seems to have the most wonderful sculptures – lucky you who live there. Thanks for showing the detail of the models – I am in awe of artists who have this ability.

  3. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    It’s fun to go somewhere that you know is going to be wonderful — planning to take pictures, but it is even more fun to stumble on something photo worthy and worth remembering forever. I will try to remember that HDR processing trick.

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