Edited 6/14/15, 1:30 PM
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.
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.
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)