…this sculpture is a statement about the artist’s attempt to free himself from the constraints of mortality through a long lasting creative form.
Mesmerizing, captivating and inspirational: those are the first words that come to mind when describing Zenos Frudakis’s Freedom Sculpture. The bronze sculpture portrays four figures, which Zeos says is actually one figure “breaking free” from the mold. The inspiration was brought about from a personal situation that the artist was going through, and a feeling that most people feel at some point in their lives; the need to escape a particular situation, the need to “break free”.
In his personal statement about the vision of the sculpture, Zenos says the following:
I wanted to create a sculpture almost anyone, regardless of their background, could look at and instantly recognize that it is about the idea of struggling to break free. This sculpture is about the struggle for achievement of freedom through the creative process.
The entire sculpture measures 20 feet long by 8 feet high and is located in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.