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Legacy of Wisdom


Bronze, 2016


20 x 50 x 40”


Art 343 Senior Studies



When it comes to casting bronze, the process dictates the quality of results. From the toes to the skull, Legacy of Wisdom arose after a meticulous wax chasing process as an artistic representation of my Senior Capstone Project Design Inspired by Nature .

Legacy of Wisdom embodies two of my main inspirations—the natural world and architecture—and alludes to a main concern of mine: our ways of enduring on earth. I use the turtle shell as an architectural expression of endurance, remaining anatomically nearly identical for millions of years. Similarly, through the long-lasting properties of bronze, the turtle skeleton implies the organism’s superb ability at coping with its environment.

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