Homage to Leonardo (8’)

Homage to Leonardo (8’)

Photo by Kevin Beswick
Photo by Kevin Beswick

This eight foot bronze was originally created in plaster by the artist as the master model for the colossal American Horse. At this scale the sculptor was able to address every aspect of the form from the overall shape and stance to the details of mane and tale. Once completed, the plaster figure was first translated to the 24' foot scale of the American Horse and, following, cast into bronze as a permanent work in its own right.

Nina Akamu. Homage to Leonardo, 1998. Bronze, 96 x 104 x 36 inches. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © 2007 DaVinci Discovery Center of Science & Technology.