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Children Playing / Twirling

Artist:

Marianna Pineda

Location:

Sumner Street Elderly Housing  

Location

Sumner Street Elderly Housing
United States
42° 22' 5.9196" N, 71° 2' 22.5852" W

Neighborhood:

East Boston

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

1975 (dedicated 1979)

Medium:

Bronze and Granite

Collection:

City of Boston

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Description:

Two life-sized little girls stand toe-to-toe, clasp hands, and lean back, ready to whirl in a circle. Hence the sculpture’s alternate name, Twirling. These bronze figures were created by former Boston University professor Marianna Pineda, a Chicago-born sculptor who spent over half of her life in Boston. Much of Pineda’s work features the female figure in one form or another, ranging from the small children you see here to a famous depiction of Queen Lili'uokalani, Hawaii’s last monarch, which is installed in the Hawaii State Capitol in Honolulu.  Children Playing was dedicated in 1979.

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