Leslie Wilcox, Sentinel Stand, 2013 Stainless steel screen, staples, lacquer paint, 8’ x 3’ x 3’ each
Sentinel Stand honors individuals who spread Mary Baker Eddy’s vision. Calvin Frye, archivist/personal secretary, kept meticulous records and photographs. Architect Chester Lindsay Churchill’s Mapparium introduced a unique vision of the world. And Journal Writer/Educator Barbara Fife continues this vision through articles such as Sculptors of Perfection (1995), quoting Eddy, “We are all Sculptors...chiseling to higher excellence...to beautify and exalt our lives."
Leslie Wilcox & Sally Fine both draw on the tradition of using the human form in their monumental outdoor works of art. Wilcox's figures animate the arbor of trees on Mass Ave and Fine's figure will catch the viewer by surprise by hiding in the portals of the Colonnade Building. Come and discover other works of art that seem to blend into their surroundings yet stand out with their vivid presence.
Update: Jason Sell, employee of the Christian Science Plaza, talks about the sculpture, "Sentinel Stand" by Leslie Wilcox, in this video. Sentinel Stand is one piece of a collection of art in the exhibit, Convergence, in Boston, Massachusetts. This exhibit is cosponsored by the Boston Sculptors Gallery and The First Church of Christ, Scientist. You can see the exhibit from May 1-October 31, 2013, at 210 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston's Back Bay.