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New Heart of Phinney Park art an homage to ancient Greek sculpture

June 25th, 2014 · Comments

Artist Matt Babcock‘s latest creation for the Heart of Phinney Park at North 67th Street and Phinney Avenue North is titled “Discobolos.”

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This sculpture is a riff on the piece of the same name by the ancient Greek sculptor Myron. Myron’s Discobolos no longer exists and is only known through Roman copies. Babcock makes public art because he believes that public spaces reflect the ways communities and individuals think of themselves in relation to others and to the larger world.

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