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Richard C. Colton Jr. Photo Gallery
In My Front Garden
The Lykes propeller that was previously in the lobby of the Lykes Center on Poydras Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans before the company moved to Florida. I made a deal to purchase the propeller for $25,000, and they accepted. It was transported by a flatbed trailer and unloaded into my front yard by a crane. Each lug nut alone weighs 32 lbs.
This Bronze sculpture by Ed McGowan represents parts of my life: From the top (inner ring) Lykes Brothers flag. Proverbial handshake represents our shipping of AID cargo. Depiction of my house. Religious elements of my life. A straw hat from the long days of summer, racing thoroughbreds which illustrates one of my finish line winners. Baseball bat and NY Yankees insignia represents my love for the game, Henry Moore sculpture—I had the distinct pleasure of visiting him in England. An art palette celebrating my love for fine art. Lykes vessel, a sea barge clipper carrying barges. The first Lykes schooner vessel transported cattle from our Florida farm to our Cuba farm. Replica of my pagoda in Japan. The winding vine represents the human struggle with its beauty and the thorns that one inevitably encounters. The outer ring offers tributes to: Howell Poetry, which is my mother’s poetry. Women of the World, my personal collection of paintings from 174 countries. Audubon Stables: for my love of horses. Mowglis, the camp I went to in New Hampshire. Katrina is a cautionary lesson that should never be forgotten.
This driftwood horse sculpture in my front yard was purchased in Saratoga Springs.
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