Local sculptor Mark Smith created this centrally located abstracted male figure posed in the process of standing up from a crouching position. Originally the flat polished surfaces on top of the figure reflected the moving streetscape and surrounding skyscrapers. The artist stated that the highly polished metal had a mirror finish created symbolism of contemporary / urban man “emerging” in the context of the built environment. The artist wanted each view of the piece from the several approaching streets to be dramatically different. He left a hand print in the plaster in the figure’s left leg to mark his spirit in place and time.
Downtown Median Triangle
Spring St. NW and Carnegie Way NW
Atlanta, GA 30303