Arty Tuesday: New Orleans Botanical Gardens – 3 more by Alferez
Today it’s 3 more works by Enrique Alferez, who y’all know I love.
The Flute Player is amazing and she fits beautifully in front of the live oak. I love the bronze patina that is moving up her skirt/legs.
the Flute Player by Enrique Alferez (1986)
And a smaller work nearby:
Woman in a Huipil by Enrique Alferez (1981)
Finally, while the previous 2 works were done at the end of Alferez’s career (in his 8th decade), this one was one of his original WPA works for the park and was completed 50 years earlier.
Water Bearer by Enrique Alferez (1930s)
I was lucky enough to spend some time in the Botanical Gardens at City Park on Earth Day when the gardens are usually closed. I snapped a bunch of photos of the statues for my May theme.