Originally Posted by fritchie
This one looks like a version of a Greek warrior, with the columns, and the shield at midpoint. Or maybe Columbus on one of his voyages, with the sail at the top. Agamemnon? Keep these images coming!
I believe this sculpture of his was inspired by the Toledo Art Museum and it's collection. The columns relate to the classic columns of the museum itself, the shield form was inspired by a greek vase and the broken/shattered base refers to the attached Frank Gehry building. In addition to the craftsmanship, this is one of the best "inspired by" pieces I have seen. Often artists are brought to a site to create work influenced by that site and the result is unconvincing; the relationship is more in the explanation than in the work itself. I wish I could have taken a picture of it's relationship to the museum, but it's placement made that too difficult.