Thursday, September 17, 2009


...the artwork and its sculptor – UA graduate student Joe McCreary – have a serious story to tell. Goldie symbolizes the closing of Birmingham’s Sloss Furnaces in 1972 and America’s passage into the post-industrial era. The robot is not so much dead or sleeping as turned off.

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screaminscott said...

I LOVE this! Wouldn't it be great to have something like this at a public park? Imagine a kid's wide-eyed wonder the first time he saw it! Parents could spin some tale around it ..."We don't know where it came from, it just walked up one day and lay down to go to sleep". It could fire the imagineations of generations to come!