In response to The Daily Post prompt: juxtapose.
He steps inside and pirouettes,
Gracefully circling the displays
Of fragile pyramids of china ballerinas
And stacks of orange-haired clowns balanced on one another’s outstretched hands.
Sarah Hines recently interned in SAAM’s Office of External Affairs.
SAAM’s collection has many beautiful works of art connected to the themes of literature and poetry, but for me, Vinnie Ream’s sculpture of Sappho on SAAM’s second floor stands out. Vinnie Ream (1847-1914) was one of a small group of female sculptors that enjoyed successful careers in the late 19th century. Although you might never have heard of Lavinia Ellen „Vinnie“ Ream Hoxie, you may be familiar with two of her more famous sculptures – the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building, and the statue of Admiral Farragut in Farragut Square (both here in D.C).
“Love all, trust a few,
Do wrong to none: be able for thine enemy
Rather in power than use, and keep thy friend
Under thy own life’s key: be cheque’d for silence,
But never tax’d for speech.”