Community Monumental Sculpture in North Carolina

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Wendy Mitchell (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Ann Horton-Lopez

Abstract: This research investigated North Carolina community monumental sculptures and mimetic architecture; which emulates everyday objects or foods. The selected artworks and mimetic architecture documented were outside, enormous in size, and exhibited a community connection. They were currently on display at the time of the research. Twelve sculptures and three mimetic architectural structures of monumental size exhibited a historical or cultural connection with the community in which they resided. These sculptures were valued by members of the community and in many cases, were community icons. The investigator documented the artwork's date and artist, history , cultural connection, and other relevant information. Photographs of the outdoor sculptures and mimetic architecture were included in the results. The selected artworks included in this research are: Flat Iron Sculpture (Asheville), Furrow (Charlotte), Grand Entry - Book Columns and Pages Across the Park (Charlotte), The Writer's Desk: A Tribute to Rolfe Neill (Charlotte), Chest of Drawers (High Point), Golf Club (Linville), Arrowhead Monument (Old Fort), Big Acorn (Raleigh), The Berry Patch (Rockingham), World's Largest Frying Pan (Rose Hill), Big Chair (Thomasville), 1898 Memorial (Wilmington), Mickey Coffee Pot (Winston-Salem), Shell Station (Winston-Salem).

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Language: English
Date: 2011
Monumental Sculptures, North Carolina, Artwork, Mimetic Sculpture, Cultural Connection

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