We hopped on the # 15 bus after our visit to Punchbowl Crater one day during our eight-day stay in Hawaii last month. We hopped off near the intersection of Ward and South King Streets in order to transfer to the # 2 or # 13 — whichever came first — to take us back to Waikiki. On the way to the bus stop in front of the Neal S. Blaisdell Center we passed this bronze sculpture on the expansive lawn that surrounds the concert hall.
It’s called Resting Dancer and it was created by Tuck Langland in 2000. Langland is a sculptor who lives in Granger, Indiana and is well-known for his two books Practical Sculpture and From Clay to Bronze. His bronze figures can be seen in several hospitals and churches in the midwest, primarily in Indiana and Michigan. Langland recently completed a sculpture of Ernie Pyle, the famous war correspondent. The statue is set outside of Franklin Hall, the location of the Media School at Indiana University Bloomington. Pyle was a graduate of Indiana University. He was shot and killed by a Japanese sniper on the island of Iejima during the Battle of Okinawa on April 18, 1945 and is buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. We read a tribute to him at the Punchbowl Visitor Center earlier that day I took this photo.
This will be my entry this week to Laura and Leanne’s Monochrome Madness Challenge over on Leanne’s website. Hop on over to see what other photographers are doing in monochrome this week.
Bonus: See here for more on Langland and his sculpture of Ernie Pyle typing up a report.