Frederick Law Olmsted
Zenos Frudakis has created the first statue of 19th century Renaissance man Frederick Law Olmsted (1822 – 1903). Commissioned by The North Carolina Arboretum, the monument to the man known as the father of American landscape architecture, who was also a reporter for the fledgling New York Times, a social critic and public administrator, to be unveiled at a ceremony on April 22, in the Arboretum’s Blue Ridge Court in Asheville, N.C.
Size: 8-feet high
Location: Blue Ridge Court, The North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, N.C.
Comment on Sculpture:
"It was important for me to create a sculpture which embodied the idea of Frederick Law Olmsted as a visionary of monumental proportions. In his hands he holds the abstract topographic map, which came from his mind and became the land that he stood on."
- Zenos Frudakis