The Rocket Thrower


SCULPTURE LOCATION
  The Rocket Thrower  
In the Court of the Astronauts, between Pool of Reflections and Fountains of the Fair
SCULPTOR
 
Donald DeLue
 

Source: Remembering the Future, Rizzoli Press, Publisher

 Line Drawing
DeLue's piece, The Rocket Thrower, was a heroic male embodiment of motive power. Occupying the most prominent location on the Fair's principle axis, the forty-three foot bronze dominated the central mall. The stylized, discreetly draped figure balanced on an ascending curve of metal as he reached toward a constellation of gilded stars. From his right hand issued a comet-like form rising above the stars and into the heavens.

 

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