Sculptor Transformed 100 year old Norway Maple Tree Stump into Revolutionary Wartime Presbyterian Minister

That lengthy title gives it all away -Another post of last week’s time in Philadelphia – 

Sculptor and excellent ice carver, Roger Wing, transformed a 100 year old Norway Maple stump into an impressive likeness of Pastor George Duffield (b.1732-d.1790).

(Click Roger Wing Sculptor and you can see more examples of his amazing sculpture.)

Walking back to the hotel, I passed by The Old Pine Street Church Graveyard. 

Architect Joseph G. Brin article details information about how this Revolutionary War  Minister’s sermon inspired John Adams to sign the Declaration of Independence.

  The wind made the flags billow and flap, making snapping sounds.  
  Unlike the Harmonist Cemetery I posted yesterday, these graves are marked. 

Well, they were marked.

 Years of erosion have made many names difficult to read. 



22 thoughts on “Sculptor Transformed 100 year old Norway Maple Tree Stump into Revolutionary Wartime Presbyterian Minister

  1. That was very creative of the sculptor Ruth. It looks beautiful and you took amazing shots of the cemetery. Love the japanese proverb and that shot is stunning. Love the reflections in the glass. 😀

  2. I love it – we go to Philly often (2 kids will be living there) so I will definitely check it out on one of my visits

    • I’m sure they sealed it up with something but when you look at the worn gravestones showing the ravages of time …..

  3. Hi again, Ruth! I’ve had the Japanese Proverb up on the Screen all day!! Just now reading the text about the History of the Church…… Ingersoll who is buried in the Old Pine ChurchYard was a signer of the Constitution and Attorney General of Pennsylvania. We are electing an Attorney General of Pa this November, first the Primary April 26th!!! That Office has been in the headlines a lot !!!! One ot the early ones signed the Constitution!

  4. Reblogged this on ARHtistic License and commented:
    Thank you to Ruth E. Hendricks, a photographer and former art teacher, for sharing this guest post featuring a historic graveyard. For more of Ruth’s work, see her blog.

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