Starman in the Ancient Garden1990 by Brower Hatcher

Inspired by the concept of History and the passage of Time, a neo-classical bronze face streaming from the heavens collides with earth. Trailing from it is a comet tail filled with the remnants of its journey relating to the City of Philadelphia and ideas of the future. The plaza and base of this space-age comet figure are made of stratified stone and represent the past, referencing the excavation and buried fragments of an ancient city. The figure’s head represents the Neoclassical period, while the matrix tower represents the futuristic space age. Combined, these elements invite the viewer to contemplate what we have been, what we are, and what we may become.

Urban art sculpture located near the entrance of Wills Eye Hospital on the southeast corner of Ninth & Walnut St. in Philadelphia (zipcode 19107).
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Tags: comet history
Media: sculpture

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