Animal Sculptures at Brookgreen Gardens

Among its varied collection of sculptures at Brookgreen Gardens, there are quite a few of animals.

“Lioness and Cub” by Hope Yandell – A female lion with her young cub. The lioness is standing, front left paw raised slightly. Her head is turned in the direction of her cub. They are positioned in a natural setting on a rock formation over a small pool.

Prowling in the Jungle

“Brown Bears” by Anna Hyatt Huntington is a bronze sculpture of a group of three bears

Brown Bears

Large Standing Figure: Knife Edge by Henry Spencer Moore

This prolific sculptor made work in wood, stone, and bronze. As a student in London, Henry Moore absorbed the influences around him, both the work of his contemporaries and the pre-Columbian and ancient art in the British Museum. It is easy to see a connection between Large Standing Figure and ancient art. This sculpture is displayed at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.

Large Standing Figure: Knife Edge by Henry Spencer Moore

Charlotte – Il Grande Disco

Il Grande Disco (also known as The Grand Disc) is a round coin-shaped piece of art that sits at Bank of America Plaza in Uptown Charlotte. The piece is a large, bronze wheel with dark edges and designs etched throughout both sides. The piece has a futuristic, foreign feel and almost seems to be ripping apart at its seams. This piece was created specifically for the space by Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro, Il Grande Disco and was installed in 1974.

There are five more “Il Grande Disco” sculptures throughout the world, all with similar design and all installed in around the same time frame.

Charlotte – Il Grande Disco