Sunday, June 16, 2013

"Tribute" by Peter Calaboyias

The 1996 Olympics were very good to Atlanta for so many reasons. One reason that I'd like to touch on for just a moment is all the new art that came to the City as a result of hosting the Olympic Games. One piece of art in particular—"Tribute" by Peter Calaboyias—is completely and totally fascinating...I love this sculpture!


"Tribute" by Peter Calaboyias
"Tribute" by Peter Calaboyias
This solitary sculpture embodies the long and storied history of the Olympic Games, as well as its origins and it speaks to its future, as well.

Georgia.info has excellent information on the Calaboyias sculpture:
The sculpture "shows three figures: a nude male runner competing in the first Games in Olympia, Greece, 776 B.C.; a male runner competing in the first modern Games in Athens, Greece, in 1896; and a female runner competing in the Centennial Games in Atlanta in 1996. The three figures are set upon the arch of Olympia, through which athletes of the Ancient Games entered the Olympic stadium."

"Tribute" by Peter Calaboyias
"Tribute" by Peter Calaboyias
If you can make it to Centennial Olympic Park on a summer Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. to see "Tribute", you'll also get to enjoy "Wednesday WindDown"—a free, live music concert held every Wednesday, now in its 15th season!

There are lots more reasons to visit Centennial Olympic Park...just pick one and enjoy!

1 comment:

Peter Calaboyias said...

It has been some time since I have visited the sculpture. When asked about inspiration (έμπνευση), our senses allows us to respond to sounds, sights, smells, touch, sound. All are necessary for creativity. Inspiration also grows and is nourished within our stored knowledge that has been collected through education, experiences , language, and travel. Who I am, born in Ikaria, moving through the Middle East, Africa, on to the United States by the age of 6, came together in my thoughts to allow an abstract concept to be realized (πραγματοποιο).
This statement comment by Peter Calaboyias. I am pleased with this work as to transcends the epochs of the Olympics.