Stuart, FL, USA
"Abundance"In 1939 France sent a large bronze staue to the New York World's Fair.
In 1941, after the Fair the Women's Club of Stuart, Florida acquired the statue and wanted to place it in Haney Circle in downtown Stuart. The Community objected saying they were offended to the placement of a statue of a naked lady in the middle of town. The Women's Club was forced to place the statue elsewhere. It was placed on the courthouse grounds.
The town of Stuart suffered as economic downturns occurred in the 60's. By the late 80's plans for reviving Stuart were well under way and finally, in 1991, "Abundance" was moved to Haney Circle as part of the revitalization of Stuart.
The "Naked Lady" was home!
To me the bronze fountain and her melodious waters are an example of the peace and laid back yet vibrant, elegant setting that is Stuart, Florida.
I enjoy the Lady and while walking and shopping in Stuart I make a point I to pass this beautiful work of art and admire it.
I salute the Women's Club of Stuart. Thank you, Ladies.