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Profile image of Jim CollinsJim Collins is primarily a sculptor, Jim Collins has been figurative in his art from the beginning. Early, he was carving large female figures from logs of walnut, elm and cladding them in appliqu`s of copper, brass, lead and, in some cases, fine fur and leather. Each figure was a statement about the contemporary style and fashion of the times. Jim Collins was a Professor of Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga until 1983 when he resigned that teaching position to devote full time to his career as a professional artist. His sculpt...

Sculpture: 'CHEROKEE LEGEND (stainless Steel abstract/Contemporary statues)'
by Jim Collins

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Stainless steel and brass Public Art sculpture by sculptor Jim Collins titled: 'CHEROKEE LEGEND (stainless Steel abstract/Contemporary statues)'
Stainless steel and brass Public Art sculpture by sculptor Jim Collins titled: 'CHEROKEE LEGEND (stainless Steel abstract/Contemporary statues)' - Artwork View 1 Stainless steel and brass Public Art sculpture by sculptor Jim Collins titled: 'CHEROKEE LEGEND (stainless Steel abstract/Contemporary statues)' - Artwork View 2 Stainless steel and brass Public Art sculpture by sculptor Jim Collins titled: 'CHEROKEE LEGEND (stainless Steel abstract/Contemporary statues)' - Artwork View 3 Stainless steel and brass Public Art sculpture by sculptor Jim Collins titled: 'CHEROKEE LEGEND (stainless Steel abstract/Contemporary statues)' - Artwork View 4
Sculpture description:
The legend goes like this: The Earth is a great island floating in a sea of water and suspended at each of the four cardinal points by a cord hanging down from the sky vault, which is of solid rock. When all was water, the animals were above, but it was crowded and they wanted more room. They wondered what was below the water. The little water beetle offered to go and see if it could learn. It darted in every direction over the surface of the water but could find no place to rest. Then it dived to the bottom and came up with some soft mud, which began to grow and spread on every side until it became the island we call Earth. At first the Earth was flat and very soft and wet. The animals sent down the great buzzard, and he flew all over the Earth, and when he reached Cherokee Country he was very tired and his wings began to flap and strike the ground, and wherever they struck the Earth there was a valley, and where they turned up again there was a mountain. When the animals above saw this, they were afraid that the whole world be mountains, so they called him back, but the Cherokee Country remains full of mountains to this day.
Artist's comments:
This is a somewhat rare sculpture for me in that it is in relief. There are two sides to this work.
Dimensions/size: 14 ft x 22 ft x 6 in (height x width x depth)
approx: 4.27 x 6.71 x 0.15 m
Edition: 1/1
Medium: stainless steel and brass
Sculptor: Jim Collins [sculptor profile]
Price: Price on Application
Availability: No, artwork probably sold out
Category: Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside
Architectural Sculptures
Monumental Sculptures
Public Art Sculpture
Weight: 680 Kg / 1496 lb
Title: CHEROKEE LEGEND (stainless Steel abstract/Contemporary statues)
Finish: Natural
Recommended Usage: Indoors and as a Garden Sculpture
Year: 1999
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