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SPIRIT OF WOMANHOOD

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

Spirit of Womanhood

Larry W. Griffis Jr.

December 1962


 

Medium

Medium Category

Bronze Sculpture on Engraved Polished Black Marble Base
 

Sculpture

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 14.667 6 2 N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet 5.5 2 2 N/A

Description

Description
An elongated figure of a nude woman with her arms outstretched above her head holding a six-foot-diameter hoop. Inscription on front of base reads: "Gift of James G. Forsyth, 1962, Spirit of Womanhood by Griffis."




 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
The rising vertical character suggest the feeling of aspiration. The hoop is symbolic of the world, eternity, and the cycle of life. The sculpture is dedicated to Marian de Forest, founder of Zonta International.





 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Delaware Park, south of Sqajaquada Expressway Display December 2003 Yes

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. August 2002 Fair Good Fair Good Yes
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 2000 Fair Very Good Good Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. July
1998
Good Very Good Good Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. August 1997 Fair Very Good Very Good Very Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 1996 Poor Excellent Poor Excellent No

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning Save Outdoor Sculpture Inventory and Condition Survey July 1992 Poor Poor No