This week's Fact Friday comes to you from the Charlotte Stories blog.
Standing directly in front of Central Piedmont Community College's (CPCC) Overcash building (on Central Campus) is a massive bronze angel sculpture which seems to be flying out of hell. Another male figure above the angel seems to also be narrowly escaping the clenches of angry demons. A key point to note is that bronze is extremely durable and can be easily cleaned in the event of tagging or vandalism.
The 12,000 pound piece was sculpted by world renowned artist Greg Wyatt, designed in his unique philosophy of “spiritual realism.” It was installed and dedicated in front of CPCC’s new Overcash Performing Arts building on December 7, 2005.
Greg has created and installed over 100 other statues in some of the world’s most famous places, including; the US Consulate in Italy, the courtyard of the State Department in Washington DC, Shakespeare’s Birthplace in England, Columbia University, Georgetown University, and the Arlington National Cemetery. Some of his pieces have cost well over $2 million just to design.
Until next week!
"The Story Behind Charlotte's Massive Angel Statue In Front of the CPCC Overcash Building," by Scott Jensen, Charlotte Stories, February 18, 2020.
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