Bright & Beautiful


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This statue takes its name from the beloved hymn written by Cecil Frances Alexander in 1848: “All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful: The Lord God made them all.” This Woodspirit child picked a basketful of summer roses, and then wove a garland for her hair. As she walked home through the woods, the magical scent of their velvety petals wafted by the nose of a tiny bunny. His heart told him he had nothing to fear, so he hopped over to meet a new friend. How bright and beautiful is the kinship between the Woodspirit and animal world, as celebrated in this and other Kindred Spirits statues such as “Bunny Love,” “Thirst Aid” and “Cotton Tales.” The artists have included their signature touches – a snail from Tim Wolfe, and a coin from Tom Clark (this one from Zimbabwe pictures a hare). “Bright and Beautiful” will be followed by two companion statues, “Great and Small” and “Wise and Wonderful.” Together these three artworks celebrate the hymn’s last line: “How great is God Almighty, Who has made all things well.”