OOS Sculpture

Gift, The

Date Unknown / Dale Slavin / Elyria

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The gift is composed of three main figures supporting a cubic-shaped load. This trinity of people carries wonderful gifts - knowledge and wisdom - on their shoulders and backs. Each person pushes forward in one direction, supporting the gift, ignoring the desire to quit, ignoring the pain. Three working as one to achieve a common goal. If one leaves, attaining the gifts of knowledge and wisdom becomes impossible. The trinity of figures, representitive of faculty, the student body and a soon-to-be mother symbolize the struggle of learning and the birth of knowledge.

County

: Lorain

Citation

: Dale Slavin, “Gift, The,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 21, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1126.

Title

Gift, The

Description

The gift is composed of three main figures supporting a cubic-shaped load. This trinity of people carries wonderful gifts - knowledge and wisdom - on their shoulders and backs. Each person pushes forward in one direction, supporting the gift, ignoring the desire to quit, ignoring the pain. Three working as one to achieve a common goal. If one leaves, attaining the gifts of knowledge and wisdom becomes impossible. The trinity of figures, representitive of faculty, the student body and a soon-to-be mother symbolize the struggle of learning and the birth of knowledge.

Creator

Location City

Location County

Provider Qualifier

Gift of

Provider Entity

Lorain County Community College Foundation

Location Street

1005 N. Abbe Rd.

Location Type

Media Base Di

11'

Media Base Depth

11'

Media Sculpture Height

7'

Media Sculpture Width

9'

Media Base Height

15'

Media Base Width

11'