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Sculptor:
Tyler, James  Search this
Medium:
Cast cement, painted
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Somerville Somerville Massachusetts
Located Davis Square Highland Street & College Avenue Somerville Massachusetts
Date:
1984
Notes:
Carlock, Marty, "A Guide to Public Art in Greater Boston," Boston: Harvard Common Press, 1988.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Massachusetts survey, 1997.
Summary:
Eight life-size figures of ordinary people are placed around the plaza in natural looking poses. A bearded man dressed in a tee shirt inscribed with "I AM NOT" holds a bunch of flowers in his proper right hand and has additional flowers to sell in two containers resting near his feet. An older couple with their arms linked lean foward as if in conversation. A family group composed of father holding a toddler and a mother holding a youngster rest near a park bench. A street performer kneels on the ground involved in his performance while a man and a woman watch. All of the figures are a sandy-brown color with a bit of rusty-color paint on some articles of clothing. Each figure's face is covered with a mask.
Topic:
Figure group--Family  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Conversation  Search this
Occupation--Vendor  Search this
Performing Arts--Circus--Clown  Search this
Dress--Costume--Mask  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87740271
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_299870