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Hey Man, Let’s do it, Let’s Transcending the Statue

Detroit is a city with many attractive statues.
Today I present you ”Transcending” situated at the Philip Hart Plaza.
This statue is the Michigan Labor’s Legacy Landmark. Honoring the men and women whose work builds and serves the City of Detroit.
It is Labor’s Gift to Detroit on the City’s 300 Anniversary in 2001

“The two steel arcs, the work of David Barr, stretch 63 feet into Detroit’s sky and weigh 30 tons. Barr saw them as an elegantly stylized gear emerging from the ground. They are not joined and many assume that reminds viewers of the unfinished mission of the American labor movement.
At the base you will see fourteen Vermont granite boulders, each six feet in height. The bas reliefs on those impressive boulders are the work of Sergio de Guisti. They remind us of the sacrifices and achievements of American workers.”

(source: website

■ Main picture: ◄ Hey Man, Let’s do it, Let’s Transcending the Statue ► (dyptich)
■ Workshop 1: ◄ Inspection of the Statue ►
■ Workshop 2: ◄ The sculpture in its entirety ►

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