Spirit of Los Angeles

2002. De L'Esprit. The Grove Shopping Center, Los Angeles.

Text from the plaque: "Sculpture by the artist De L'Esprie. De L'Esprie would like to especially thank her apprentice Alain Diaz and Rick Caruso and his staff at Caruso Affiliated Holdings for their confidence and support. Sculpture cast by The National Heritage Collections Society, Westlake Village, CA. David Spelterberg, Founder. 818 991 0933." There is another plaque, which contains a poem by Noelle Donfeld, reproduced below.

Firmly planted under my feet
Is a land that cries for freedom.
Firmly planted in my heart
Are the people who long to live
As an eagle flies
In boundless skies,
Rising, rising.
I am determined to stand
Tall and strong and free
This is my country, my land;
It's part of me.

Firmly planted in my fist
Is the seed of my own freedom.
Firmly planted in my will
Is the power to let it grow
Like the winter grain
That fills the plain.
Rising, rising.
I am determined to stand
Tall and strong and free.
This is my country, my land;
It's part of me.
This is my country, my land
And my destiny.

copyrighted Noelle Donfeld, 2000.


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