Originally uploaded by abbybatchelder
Location: copies of this statue are found across the USA particularly in university and college campuses
Sculpture by: George Lundeen, bronze
Quoted from the article “Behind the Bronze” in theclockonline:
“I was in that house [Robert Frost’s house in New Hampshire] and they have kind of a wooden easy chair there,” Lundeen explained. “There was a picture next to it of him (Frost) sitting in that chair.”
The inspiration for Plymouth’s statue and its 20 other copies scattered around the United States came from the “desk” that Frost had set up on the chair to write on.
“He put a board across the arms of the chair and there was a hole with a stick through it to keep it up,” Lundeen said. “What I did for the piece was use that board, propped up with that stick… I thought that it really worked well.”
A bronze statue made at life-size takes approximately a year to complete. Lundeen explained that for the first four to six months a clay piece, approximately the size of the final product is used to achieve a good overall appearance.
“When you see a life size piece like that, you need a good silhouette that will greet people,” Lundeen said.
From there it takes a month to develop the mold for the sculpture and another two or three months to cast and finish the artwork.
One statue in Plymouth State University (flickr pic originally uploaded by misterbisson)
flickr pic originally uploaded by Josh Fields (Plymouth State University)
This one is in Colorado University (flickr pic originally uploaded by Photoman Dan)…
….while this statue is in Dartmouth College (flickr pic originally uploaded by adam.riggall)
Detail shot originally uploaded by misterbisson