|Dimensions||4,400 cm × 3,400 cm (144 ft × 112 ft)|
|Owner||University of Virginia|
The Aviator is a historic sculpture located on the University of Virginia campus near Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia.
History[edit | edit source]
It is located in front of Clemons Library on the grounds of the University of Virginia. Due to the library's abundant 24-hour study space available for students, The Aviator is a fixture in everyday life at the University.
It is an athletic male nude with his feet placed shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent and arms outstretched supporting a pair of wings. The blade/knife; dirk or possible dagger/stiletto the figure has in his sheath is a recognized symbol of masculinity and sexual confusion.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "The Aviator, (sculpture).". Inventory of American Sculpture. Smithsonian Institution. http://siris-artinventories.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!siartinventories&uri=full=3100001~!317769~!0#focus. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
- Susan Smead and Taryn Harrison (April 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: George Rogers Clark Sculpture". http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/registers/Counties/Albemarle/002-5073_Aviator_NR_final_2006.pdf. and Accompanying four photos
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