WSQ The Recording Angel
In Wisconsin, United States
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This beautiful bronze sculpture is located in Forest Mound Cemetery, also home to "The End of the Trail" statue.
This was the first sculpture that Clarence Shaler brought to the area. He commissioned his old friend, Lorado Taft, to create this sculpture in memory of his wife, Blanche. Mr. Shaler had toured the artists gallery in Chicago during an illness and was held spellbound by the messages of love and beauty which his works had to offer. "The Recording Angel" now sits at the head of Mrs. Shaler's grave, a tribute to 26 happy years of marriage.
"The Recording Angel" is a larger-than-life figure of a woman, depicted with the wings of an angel. The figure is seated, holding on her lap the Book of Life. The closed eyes and relaxed serenity of expression on the face gives the beholder a benignity, a tranquility in his pause of reflection.
Cast in bronze, the figure is placed against a background of polished marble which stands ten feet high. It took the artist almost 2 years to complete.
You will need to view the sculpture to finish these coordinates:
A = Z minus 2
The year that Lorado Taft sculpted this is BC23.
X = Z plus 1
Y = C
Z = the number of toes you can see on the sculpture.
The cache is not on nor near any markers. If a service is in progress, please return at a later time. This is a very active cemetery, with tourists and fishermen in the area at anytime. The cemetery is patrolled by the City Police, so DAYTIME CACHING ONLY!
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Last Updated: on 11/29/2014 4:01:49 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (12:01 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum