a 12 foot sculpture cast from 3 separate models. The face of Adam and of God are from the same model. The sculpture is inspired by Michelangelo’s panel by the same name in the Sistine Chapel. The adam figure is free standing on a pedestal and the God figure is wall mounted.
Saint Louis, MO - After less than two weeks at The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, artist Philip Hitchcock removed "The Creation of Adam" due to repeated attempts to cover the statues nudity. "On at least two occasions the loins were draped with a tablecloth and on one occasion someone actually placed a Fig leaf, or some kind of dried foliage on the genitals of the statue," said Hitchcock. Eventually, a twelve foot wall was placed in front of the sculpture. Hitchcock has removed the sculpture from the Foundry Art Centre and withdrawn his support from the Saint Charles Spring ArtWalk.
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Those interested in viewing "The Creation of Adam" will have 10 days to do so. The sculpture will be on view at ArtDimensions CentreGallery at The Saint Louis Center. ArtDimensions CentreGallery will host Hitchcock's work from April 26 through May 6, 2006. The work will be on view Wednesday through Saturday from Noon until 4:00 pm. Also on view during this limited viewing are several other sculptures by the internationally renowned artist. Signed copies of Hitchcock's book, "Dark Impressions," will also be available for purchase.
Meet the artist at a champagne reception on Friday May 5, 2006 at 7:00 pm