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Sculptor:
Sargent, Rik 1951-  Search this
Founder:
Loveland Sculpture Works  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: colored concrete aggregate
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Littleton Littleton Historical Museum 6028 South Gallup Street Littleton Colorado 80120
Located Junction of Main Street & Alamo Avenue, east side of railroad tracks Littleton Colorado
Date:
1990. Dedicated Dec. 1, 1990
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Colorado, Denver survey, 1993.
Image on file.
The Times (Littleton, CO), Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 1990, pg. 19.
Sargent 1990 (On bronze balls around lower section of sculpture and swirls behind chair: names of donors) signed
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
A family unit representing four consecutive eras. The mother, dressed in 1890s costume, sits in a chair reading to her daughter who sits on her lap. Her daughter, dressed in the clothes of about 1910, holds a doll. On the side, to the mother's proper left, is a wheat field scene, with a farmer and horse-drawn plough, and a small scale model of Richard Little's flour mill. A father and son stand behind the mother and daughter, looking outward in the opposite direction. The father, dressed in overalls, represents the 1950s. He stands, pointing outward with his proper left hand, with his proper right hand on his son's shoulder. The boy, standing to the father's proper right, is clad in 1990s clothes, including tennis shoes and headphones. The boy holds a model jet airplane in his hands. In front of them is a small building; and behind the father, on the proper left side, is a replica of the Gemini space vehicle, and spectators. The figures stand on a base of swirling planets and molecules.
Topic:
History--United States--Colorado  Search this
History--United States--Space Program  Search this
Figure group--Family  Search this
Dress--Historic--Nineteenth Century Dress  Search this
Dress--Historic--Fifties Dress  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Object--Furniture--Chair  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Reading  Search this
Object--Toy--Vehicle  Search this
Object--Toy--Doll  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Book  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Architecture--Industry--Mill  Search this
Architecture--Machine--Farm Machine  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Spacecraft  Search this
Literature--Seals & Crofts  Search this
Religion--Baha'i Faith  Search this
Control number:
IAS CO000485
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_332241