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Who am I? I'm still discovering just who I am, I suppose. A. Powell Davis writes that "Life is just a chance to grow a soul."

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  1. We have this in Fresno, too, on the Fulton Mall. Check out my photo
    Public art on the mall

  2. The sculptures are very similar (perhaps identical); I neglected to snap a shot of the plaque with the sculptor’s name.

  3. Well, for cryin’ out loud – I should have immediately recalled that Renoir sculpted “The Large Washerwoman” for I commented on it when I saw the sculpture and the plaque beneath it.

    Did some ‘googling’ . . .

    “Towards the end of Renoir’s life, he was stricken with rheumatoid arthritis, which limited his ability to use a brush. Undeterred, he continued to pursue his artistic vision and turned to sculpture, directing an assistant to work the clay at his direction. Fresno’s La Grand Laveuse is one of only six original bronze castings of this work that exist. Only six original bronze castings of this work exist in the world, the other five can be found at Fontvieille Park, Monaco, the Tate Museum in London, the Philadelphia Art Museum and Washington University in St. Louis. Fresno’s Washer Woman is the only one of the six that visitors are allowed to touch.”

    Apparently, another of the original bronze castings is in the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas


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