Presidential Heads, Busts, Statues: Decay Photos
I photographed these U.S. presidents busts, aka statues, this past January. They stand about 20 feet in height, and are currently located on a private farm in Williamsburg, Virginia. Not a tourist attraction. These sculptures used to be located in the Presidents Park before its closure in September, 2010.
The photograph above wasn’t easy for me to create. Just when I thought I had everything set and ready to click, another statue goes looking at me again. Out of the corner of his eye this time. It actually dawned on me, what if they’re the ones watching me.
Ronald Reagan’s bust was photogenic and charismatic from every angle, which is a significant accomplishment by the original sculptor David Adickes, and confirmation of Ronald Reagan being a movie star, and true gift.
Shooting these works of art over two days made me realize something profound. It wasn’t the I anticipated. Most of these giant figures, leaders, trailblazers, geniuses, republicans, democrats, forefathers; all had one thing in common. In hindsight it’s glaringly obvious. I don’t know why I didn’t realize right away.
These four great men pictured below proclaimed Jesus as their Lord and Savior: their forefather was [and is] Jesus Christ and I find that beautiful!
It confirms to me God is in control of everything, holding everything together regardless of who it’s from, what it is or the condition it’s in. He is for us!
In conclusion, while processing these images I believe the Holy Spirit lead me to a quote from JFK while he was still then Candidate for Congress from the 11th Congressional District, on July 4, 1946:
“Our government was founded on the essential religious idea of integrity of the individual. It was this religious sense which inspired the authors of the Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.”
Our earliest legislation was inspired by this deep religious sense:
“Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion.”
-JFK, “Some Elements of American Character” Speech via www.jfklibrary.org
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Have a Blessed one!