Water Lily

Monday, July 13, 2009

Over the past several months I've shown you various sculptures from around the Olympia area. Several have been from State of Washington offices such as this one at the Dept of Revenue, or this one in Tumwater reminding us of Mother's Day. Today as we were driving through downtown Olympia we spotted this fountain in front of the DSHS offices. It's a beautiful bronze statue called "Water Lily" by sculptor Rosiland Cook. I think one of the things that we noticed first about it was the facial expression. So many times I can't stand the expressions on statues but this one was fairly realistic. If you think Lily would look good in your garden or fountain follow this link for pricing and ordering information.


  1. That is a beautiful fountain. I like all kinds of fountains. I seem to be out in the country so much I forget the cities have so many great sculptures.

    I came back with a bunch of pictures and hope to post a lot of them. MB

  2. Hilda Says:

    Very charming fountain!
    I think Lily would be a bit too much for our home, but a rock fountain like this would be nice…

  3. Meri Says:

    This is gorgeous and I hadn't known about the sculptor. Glad to know that even though it's limited, there is still public art gracing our cities.

  4. As beautiful as it is, I think Lily might be a bit much for my yard too.
    Thanks all!

  5. Jacob Says:

    While I like the sculpture very much, I'll pass on putting it our backyard - too much stuff there, now!

    This is quite well done!

  6. Abe Lincoln Says:

    Beautiful fountain. The stones in it are enormous. Are they some type of local stone? Around here sandstone is used a lot as that is abundant and makes for sweet ground. If you want to grow anything that requires an acid soul then you would have to treat it. I would put that sculpture anywhere around here.

    Thank you very much for visiting my Our Flower Pot and for the comment you left me there.
    Our Flower Pot

  7. Steffe Says:

    $19,360.00. I will have to think twice about that!

  8. Steffe: Yeah, that's a little more than I had budgeted for yard art.

  9. Lois Says:

    Yes way too much for me! I enlarged it so I could see her face and she is lovely! I like her dress too.

  10. Frank Says:

    Your city sure has invested well in public art. It's hard to criticize their selection. This one is beautiful for the front of a government health department. agency. Really nice shot (It is cool enlarged.)

  11. tapirgal Says:

    I'll take several (!!!). Not. But I probably will take you up on the assignment to eat and drink at Mary Todd's Workers Bar & Grill :)

  12. brian Says:

    i think with that price tag, i'd rather have a swimming pool! it looks inviting enough to swim in though... but that could be the 100 degree heat down here frying my brain!

  13. AB Says:

    It does look like a fine statue. Did you get a close-up of her expression?

  14. AB: My photos start out so large I could certainly zoom in and crop one. Maybe I should do that.

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