When I snapped a picture of David Adickes' latest installation, on I-10 just north of downtown, I assumed (Adickes being a Presidential-sculpture guy and all) that all four of the giant heads on display belonged to US Presidents. I see now that this was a wrong assumption. Page 53 of the May edition of 002 Magazine has the explanation:
These four men are nicknamed "Mount Rush Hour," Adickes tells us, "but its real title is Tribute to American Statesmanship. I define a statesman as someone who cares more for the country than his/her own political career. And Lawd knows, we need some. The four figures: Washington, Lincoln, Houston, and Stephen F. Austin were truly statesmen."
Dude, you seriously don't know what Sam Houston is supposed to look like?Posted by: IJ on May 14, 2008 11:33 PM
Yes, I know what Sam Houston looks like. But I think of Adickes as a guy who does Presidential heads, so I was looking for Presidents to match those busts to. You have to admit, Martin Van Buren is a reasonable facsimile. It was just me having an incorrect context for finding matches.Posted by: Charles Kuffner on May 15, 2008 6:06 AM