Joy, then, is water — the first line of a beautiful and refreshing poem that I read recently and it inspired me to think about putting together a “water” post (working on it at present). Then I thought of the engaging lion fountain that we’d seen in Los Angeles, so wonderful it left an impression that’ll always be with me.
Town Plaza, Culver City, California (USA). Photos taken by Nigel in June 2010
The Lion’s Fountain
— by Douglas Olsted Freeman, 2004
Bronze. 8′ high x 8′ wide, surrounded by 40 water jets
I cropped the lion from a photo Nigel took (shown next)
Here’s the larger context. Click on photo to enlarge
Water jet source
Active water jet..
It was something REALLY special for us when we found this gorgeous lion!
Doug Freeman Studio website links:
— The Lion’s Fountain (click on “View Gallery”)
— Video (starts with The Lion’s Fountain and then shows other works.. brilliant!)
Text by Liz and photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)
— links to online information were found by Nigel