Thursday, June 26, 2014
Sabine Woman by Dorothy Berge is BACK and I'm GLAD
I think this is the perhaps the best / best sighted sculpture in town. They'd hid her in the bushes for close to 20 years. I am unexpectedly emotional about it.
I ran into Gregor Turk last weekend. He told me they were "moving the Burge," said they spent three days just figuring how to take her apart. I needed to get over there.
This is "Sabine Woman" by Dorothy Alphena Berge (1923 - 2009), commissioned in 1968 to sit in front of 100 Colony Square at Peachtree and 14th Streets. See the map at the bottom of this post.
Sometime in the 1990's they moved her around the corner to a little garden triangle between the 100 building and the W Hotel. They hid her in the bushes.
I got my picture taken with her last year, she's big.
Yesterday I made my way from the North on foot.
She's digging in.
Look at that curve!
I talked with these guys, they know they are working on something special.
This is how you see her as you exit 100 Colony Square.
57 second video.
How to get there.
Thanks to Gregor Turk and the Atlanta Preservation Center's Phoenix Flies for my formal introduction.
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