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He Aint Heavy, Father, He's M'Brother , 1977

by Enzo Plazzota; Mariani Belfiore


Mediums: Bronze

Location: West; 13603 Flanagan Blvd. Outside the Hall of History

Owner: Father Flanagans Boys Home

Additional Information: This piece was commissioned by Boys Town founder, Father Flanagan after he was inspired by a drawing he saw in 1941. Eventually the title of the piece became the Boys Town motto.

Totem Pole , 1977

by Harlan Skeers


Mediums: Wood

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: Retired postal worker, Harlan Skeers, created this totem pole from a cottonwood log and gifted it to the Florence Library. The top of the totem depicts and eagle, then a Native American, then a pioneer and then a little girl reading a book. Skeers says he left the bottom 6 feet of the totem pole plain "for people to carve their own images".

Yellow Ascending , 1977

by George Sugarman


Mediums: Steel

Location: Joslyn; Near parking lot Joslyn Museum 2200 Dodge St.

Owner: Joslyn Art Museum

Additional Information: George Sugarman is associated with both the revival of large-scale outdoor sculpture in the late 1960s and the decorative movement in the 1970s. Innovative at the time in the use of color in his sculpture, Sugarman showed how color as well as form could define space in an abstract way. Turning his interest to large outdoor sculptures, Sugarman used sheets of steel to create complex metal works, overlapping and welding together flat cutouts to enclose a volume that looked like a leafy arbor or created an open, airy configuration. An outstanding example of Sugarman’s ability to translate his love of movement, color, and structure into a monumental metal sculpture, Yellow Ascending seems to rise weightlessly from the ground, like leaves tossed into the air. The Joslyn museum purchased this piece in honor of Leo A. Daly in 1983.

Zorbus , 1977

by Les Bruning


Mediums: Steel

Location: West; Pacesetter Corporation, 9505 I Street, main entrance

Owner: AmeriFirst Home Improvement Finance

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