Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.~David Joseph Schwartz
For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, Tina asks us to think BIG.
As I scrolled through my photos this week, I collected a few shots–some old, some new. Ready? Here we go.
Big in Art
This first shot is one of my favorites. It captures a massive 24-foot sculpture in Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, MI. Artist Nina Akamu’s project The American Horse realizes Leonardo da Vinci’s dream. His original sculpture of the horse was planned for the city of Milan, but never cast.
The artist Dale Chihuly created a massive glass sculpture for the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. The Lime Green Icicle Tower is 42 1/2 feet high and is located in the Shapiro Family Courtyard. When I’m in Boston, I like to eat lunch at the cafe nearby. (The waitress might be carrying my lunch!)
Big in Nature
These cliffs at Lands End, Los Cabos, Mexico may not seem that high, until you notice the small boat alongside the rocks.
Big in Architecture
These spectacular stained glass windows from Sainte Chapelle in Paris are breathtaking. Fifteen windows, 49 feet high, illustrate 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testament.
I’ll end this post on a personal note. I’m not a stereotypical American in love with big cars, big Macs, and big houses. My personal definition of BIG is best described by this quote from C.S. Lewis:
You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.~C. S. Lewis
Thank you, Tina, for leading this week’s BIG challenge and to all of our participants for their responses. It will be my turn to post the next challenge on Saturday, October 27th at noon. I hope you will join us!
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And finally, have a light-filled and inspiring week!