Winged Sculpture — Voice in the Forest

Edited 6/14/15, 1:30 PM

Winged sculpture, Estes Park, Colorado, Sept. 15, 2011

Estes Park, Colorado, Sept. 15, 2011

I’ve seen this sculpture several times on our visits to the town of Estes Park, just outside Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, but I’ve never recorded any information about it.

“Voice in the Forest,” Bronze Ed. 12, by Victor Issa was on display outside Old Church Shops on our visits in 2009 and 2011. A full size “edition” of the bronze is $36,000 in Issa’s Living Bronze Gallery.

Winged sculpture, Estes Park, Colorado, Sept. 15, 2011

I don’t know if this being is supposed to be an elf or a fairy, though with the wings, that’s what I would lean towards.  One photo of her online has her labeled as an angel, but, with the pointy ears and other features, I rather think she is supposed to be some sort of fae.

Winged sculpture, Estes Park, Colorado, Sept. 15, 2011

Much of the folklore about fairies revolves around protection from their malice. Although in modern culture they are often depicted as young, sometimes winged, humanoids of small stature, they originally were depicted quite differently: tall, radiant, angelic beings or short, wizened trolls being two of the commonly mentioned forms. (Wikipedia)Winged sculpture, Estes Park, Colorado, Sept. 15, 2011

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  • Grannymar Jun 14, 2015

    With those ears she has to be a relation of Mr Spock! I like the last photo where we see the full figure.
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    • Mike Jun 14, 2015

      It is a fascinating piece. I went back and looked at the directory where I have those pictures and, lo and behold, I had taken a picture of the title plate. So…. I went back and edited the blog post to provide some more information.
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  • Grannymar Jun 14, 2015

    I always look for title plate, it at least gives me a starting point for research, even if I do not use it on my blog.
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