Monday, October 27, 2008

Cat Hill


When I go running in Central Park I often go past this statue of a panther crouching atop a large rock. He's overlooking one of the steeper hills in the park, so runners know this spot well and call it Cat Hill. I tried to find some information about the reason it's there and the sculptor, but I couldn't come up with anything. I guess it will be a mystery!

10 comments:

Gudl said...

It looks great!

• Eliane • said...

I guess that's why I've never spotted it before - I take the transversal before the "steeper hills"... :)

Olivier said...

on dirait un vrai, en attente d'attaquer, superbe sculpture. On découvre des tas de sculptures dans Central-Park et elles se marient bien avec le park. (ma préférée étant Alice au pays des merveilles).

it looks like a real, waiting to attack, superb sculpture. We discover a lot of sculptures in Central Park and they marry well with the park. (my favorite being Alice in Wonderland).

jay w said...

"Its name is Still Hunt and it was created by sculptor Edward Kemeys in 1883. Kemeys was inspired to become an artist while a member the crew whose job it was to clear unwanted trees from the future park’s site. He went on to become a celebrated American sculptor and was responsible for creating the famous Hudson Bay Wolves at the Philadelphia Zoo." (from the web)

Blue Wave 707 said...

Looks like it's keeping guard over runners and park goers, and ready to pounce on a bad guy.

marley said...

I like all of those large rocks and boulders in Central Park, and this chap is an excellent addition! Good to see him keeping an eye on the runners!

Lori said...

Thanks for the info Jay. I couldn't find a thing about it!

Martha said...

Very cool, and scary.

Wanda said...

That is one striking statue. Would be scary to run into that in the evening....

Jay said...

Hee! I am the one who sometimes can't find the background on things! It is extra special to know it dates from the late 19th century and is still keeping watch!