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Phil Bolton

Registered: March 2011
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A sculpture in Radcliffe, Manchester by Jack Wright a local artist. It takes the form of enlarged frost nails, used to attach the Shire horses hooves in icy conditions. A part of the Irwell Sculpture trail.

Inscribed on each stem is a line from the poem Children Learn What They Live
by Dorothy Law Nolte.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
· Date: Sun January 15, 2012 · Views: 465 ·
Keywords: Jack Wright Nailing Home Sculpture Radcliffe
Camera Make / Model: Canon 550D
Lens Make / Focal Length: Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6
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Event e.g. Grand Prix, Birthday, Sunrise: Sunday theme
State / County / Area Image taken: Radcliffe - Manchester
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United Kingdom

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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,707
Sun January 15, 2012 9:56pm

Interesting abstractive feel to your composition... the sculptured nails remind me of the foundation of a structure and the lines from the poem works to reinforce that sense in my mind... not so much a foundation of a structure but the foundation for a life.

Sun January 15, 2012 11:35pm

Great shot even greater poem. Ain't that the truth. Children are born good. They learn good or bad from everything around them.
Paul Baybut

Registered: November 2011
Mon January 16, 2012 12:26am

Phil, this is simple, effective and to me beautiful. Great angle and crop. Excellent. Next year advanced for you my friend.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Mon January 16, 2012 12:56pm

Love your poem - really tells it all - tells it like it is. Your perspective is so artfully done and you completed it with all the saturation of the sky intact. OUTSTANDING.

Registered: August 2010
Posts: 59
Tue January 17, 2012 7:00pm

Nice work Phil and from a fantastic perspective. I like the title and yes you.. Nailed it.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Wed January 18, 2012 8:17pm

Love clean shapes against the sky and nicely composed too, although a part of me wants that last nails corner in the picture. I do realise though, that usually there is a reason that prevents such an inclusion.

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