Public Art

Falling Man

By Ernest Trova
Category: Sculpture


It was the experience of working with mannequins that led Trova to develop his first series of faceless, armless, nude figures that represented the bureaucratic and technological ‘Everyman.’ These figures, which came to be titled the Falling Man series, first appeared in 1964. The silhouette of this Falling Man has quiet dignity and gracefulness of form. His upper torso splits into four sections that reach out like petals on a blooming flower.

Dimensions: 10′ x 2′ x 3′
Year Completed: 1969
Material: Bronze with black nickel patina
Donor: Gift of the artist

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