Irving, New York: Statue of Skywoman

Unique bronze statue is a literal depiction of a chaotic Creation narrative, featuring a big turtle, geese, and a woman falling out of the sky.

Address:
11359 US-20, Irving, NY
Directions:
A half-mile east of town, just east of the traffic circle where Routes 5, 20, and 438 meet. Park at the gas station.
Admission:
Free
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Statue of Skywoman.

Statue of Skywoman

I loved this dynamic, beautifully done sculpture. The legend comes to life.

[Annie, 08/16/2022]

Skywoman.

Skywoman Statue

This statue depicts the Seneca Nation's Creation narrative, a representation of Skywoman falling onto a great turtle's back, and thus creating the world. There is also a fun picnic shelter adjacent to this statue. Unveiled on August 21, 2015.

[Elizabeth and Ed Reiller, 07/05/2017]

According to its plaque, Skywoman was one of the "sky beings" who fell through a hole out of "Sky World." Her fall onto the big turtle was broken by large birds, here portrayed as Canada geese. The statue is a memorable figurative depiction of all this chaotic activity.


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