Image of Francis Haserot headstone in Cleveland’s Lakeview Cemetery showing a seated, stoic angel, where time has patinaed the copper finish creating streaks which now run down her cheeks.  Today, visWeeping Angel No. 4Ohio’s has impressive cemeteries to include Cleveland’s Lakeview Cemetery. It famously hosts President James Garfield and a distant relative of mine named John D. Rockefeller. It also hosts an impressive sculpture named, “The Angel of Death Victorious” by Herman Matzen who was commissioned to memorialize entrepreneur Francis Haserot and his family. This piece entails a seated and stoic looking angel holding an extinguished torch upside down, symbolizing death’s triumph over the living. In addition to the artist’s hand, time and weather also left their mark as dark streaks stream from the angel’s patinaed face, leading many to label her the weeping angel. In this image, the red headstone proved a distraction, thus I selectively desaturated the surrounding granite feature while employing a small aperture to extenuate the sun into a starburst.
Religious sculptures often portray the Virgin Mary or angels. These statues often capture the entity in prayerful stance or in quiet contemplation.
A golden embossed statue of the Virgin Mary on top the steeple of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church on a clear blue dayA golden embossed statue of the Virgin Mary on top the steeple of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church on a clear blue dayA golden embossed statue of the Virgin Mary on top the steeple of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church on a clear blue dayEthereal twilight image of sculptures representing trumpeting angels on Resurrection Day where the evening skies displaying blue and purples huesImage of Francis Haserot headstone in Cleveland’s Lakeview Cemetery showing a seated, stoic angel, where time has patinaed the copper finish creating streaks which now run down her cheeks.  Today, visImage of Francis Haserot headstone in Cleveland’s Lakeview Cemetery showing a seated, stoic angel, where time has patinaed the copper finish creating streaks which now run down her cheeks.  Today, visImage of Francis Haserot headstone in Cleveland’s Lakeview Cemetery showing a seated, stoic angel, where time has patinaed the copper finish creating streaks which now run down her cheeks.  Today, visAn autumn view of Woodland Cemetery’s McMillen Angel where the contemplative white marble angle appears to have just wiped the family slate cleanA statue of the Virgin Mary standing with outstretched palms facing upward as trees show their last green colors before the autumn transitionA statue of the Virgin Mary with hands pressed into the praying position as she looks skywardA bronze sculpture of St. Francis of Assisi holding a crucifix while staring skyward which reside under blue azure skies and golden lightA full rainbow hands over St Clare of Assisi, O'Fallon Illinois as storm clouds yield to sunshine and the rainbow appears to land in the church gardens

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