Peace Fountain - Friedensbrunnen, New York City

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  • This imposing bronze fountain is the work of sculptor Greg Wyatt and is located in the gardens of one of the sides of the cathedral. The expression of the figures is wonderful and all the details are very well designed. It's a real work of art.
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  • They are the Cathedral gardens and although small have an incredible statue. You may be surprised and the truth that not is if it is Satan or el Angel Exterminador
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  • Located in the Pulpit Green Gardens of The Chapel of St John the Devine, this glorious towering bronze sculpture is mesmerizingly beautiful. Created in 1985 by then Artist in Residence Greg Wyatt, there are a multitude of Christian and Pop Culture references within the sculpture. “Peace Fountain celebrates the triumph of Good over Evil, and sets before us the world's opposing forces—violence and harmony, light and darkness, life and death—which God reconciles in his peace.When the fountain operates, four courses of water cascade down the freedom pedestal into a maelstrom evoking the primordial chaos of Earth. Foursquare around the base, flames of freedom rise in witness to the future. Ascending from the pool, the freedom pedestal is shaped like the double helix of DNA, the key molecule of life. Atop the pedestal a giant crab reminds us of life's origins in sea and struggle. Facing West, a somnolent Moon reflects tranquility from a joyous Sun smiling to the East. The swirls encircling the heavenly bodies bespeak the larger movements of the cosmos with which earthly life is continuous. Nine giraffes—among the most peaceable of animals—nestle and prance about the center. One rests its head on the bosom of the winged Archangel Michael, described in the bible as the leader of the heavenly host against the forces of Evil. St. Michael's sword is vanquishing his chief opponent, Satan, whose decapitated figure plunges into the depths, his head dangling beneath the crab's claw. Tucked away next to the Sun, a lion and lamb relax together in the peace of God's kingdom, as foretold by the prophet Isaiah.” Additional pop-culture references depicting various philosophers, thinkers and artists, with most accompanied by a quote by the individual depicted. Despite the Peace Fountain's associating with a Christian (Episcopalian) cathedral, many of the luminaries thus depicted are non-Christian icons, such as Gandhi, Socrates, Einstein and John Lennon, whose image is accompanied by a quote from the lyrics of his song "Imagine".
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