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Figurative Public Sculpture
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Figurative sculpture is sculpture that is based on the human or animal figure, but NOT that of any one particular human or animal.
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Figurative sculpture is sculpture that is based on the human or animal figure, but NOT that of any one particular human or animal. Figurative sculpture is clearly inspired by real object sources that range from a almost identical reproduction to a representational interpretation of a human or animal.

Figurative sculptures may be as close to the real world as:



From WMCKC2 We Shall Never Forget - Pennsauken, NJ

to slightly figurative:



From WMC6GG The Family - Tacoma, WA

to a more abstracted figurative:



From WMBKJ1 Tai Chi Single Whip - St. Louis, MO

A Waymark in the Figurative Public Sculpture category must meet the following criteria:

1. This category is for the Waymarking of public figurative sculpture found outdoors or in the lobby of public spaces that do not charge admission. Sculpture inside an Art Museum or art gallery should not be waymarked here. Sculptures that are in security areas such as airport/train/bus/ship terminal secure areas which require the person to have a ticket are not open to the public and may not be included.

2. Figurative Public Sculpture must be sculpted "in the round"; that is, it must be three-dimensional. Sculpting may be defined as 'the art of carving wood, chiseling stone, casting or welding metal, molding clay or wax, etc., into three-dimensional representations, as statues, figures, etc.' Flat objects that are cut (but not shaped) are not allowed in this category. These pieces will fit in the Silhouette Public Art Sculptures category that was founded in August 2010 to handle these non-'sculpted' pieces. Prior 'flat' pieces approved in Figurative were grandfathered into the Figurative category.

3. Figurative Public Sculpture is not of a 'known' person, figure or animal. These pieces could be submitted to:

- Statues of Historic Figures or...
- Famous Fictional Figures or...
- Dead Poets' Society Memorials or...
- Musician Statues or...
- Statues of Religious Figures which includes angels, Greek or Roman Gods, Buddha, other Deities, etc.
- Realistic Object Sculptures for pieces that are not human or animal.

These are not all of the categories dedicated to 'known' people or animals; just some of the larger ones to help you find the correct category.

- NOTE: The Figurative Public Sculpture category does accept sculptures of "Ideals" such as Justice, Liberty, Columbia, Peace, etc., as long as the piece is NOT a specific ['known'] mythological god such as Eirene, Goddess of Peace.
- NOTE: Figurative Public Sculpture which is part of a monument may be Waymarked. An example would be WMCRQY Soldier and Sailor on World War I Memorial – Matlock Bath, UK.

4. Any object which was previously alive and now dead and as a result was stuffed, preserved or somehow made into a permanent fixture is not eligible (June 8, 2009).

5. Architectural sculptures, such as niche pieces, bas relief or gargoyles should be waymarked in those respective categories. Non-animals such as insects and dinosaurs have their own category. Funerary sculpture (part of a headstone, crypt, etc.) should be Waymarked elsewhere. However, a figurative sculpture that is independent of a tomb found in a cemetery may be Waymarked here. For example: Memory: Marshall Field Monument - Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL.

6. If the Waymark can be posted in another category, that is where it belongs first. For example, a lion sculpture would go in the Lion Statues category; a bear in the Bear Statues category or a carved tree in Outside Wooden Display Carvings category. If it is a spectacular piece that would add to this category, we may list it here as well even if it is in another category.

7. A minimum of two clear photographs of the Figurative Public Sculpture and a photo of the plaque (if there is one). We always appreciate and encourage additional photos. For instance, close-ups and photos from different angles greatly enhance the Waymark.

8. The Long Description must include a description of the sculpture and the location of the sculpture. If you can find any information about the piece and/or the artist, that would be wonderful to include. You may include the text on the plaque (if there is one) if there is information about the sculpture. Please cite your sources. An English translation is not required, but always appreciated.

Here are a few more examples of Figurative Public Sculptures for your review:

- WMCX0J Woman - Toronto, ON
- WMCR1K I Too Know the Eagle - Denver, CO
- WMCF2K 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument - Gettysburg, PA
- WMCBXP Secrets - San Jose, CA
- WMCTFQ Pi - Toronto, ON
- WMCM9Y Swimmer's Arm - El Nadador, Vigo, Spain

NOTE: No new requirements or changes have been made to this category. This is only a rewrite to provide examples and put things in a logical order.

Instructions for Posting a Figurative Public Sculpture Waymark:

Instructions for posting to Figurative Public Sculpture:

1. The piece must be a sculpted figurative piece NOT of a 'known' person, figure or animal. Click on (show additional information) for more details.

2. Must provide accurate coordinates using Waymarkings’ default of lat/long in decimal minute per the WGS84 datum (most GPSr's default datum).

3. Minimum of two clear photos of the sculpture and one of the plaque (if one is available). Additional photos are always appreciated. Do not include yourself or your GPSr in the default photo.

4. Naming requirement: Title of Sculpture (or unknown, if not known) - City, State/Province. Example: A Mother's Love — Bangkok, Thailand
NOTE: Quote marks are not needed around the title of the sculpture.

5. In the "Long Description" field, include a brief description of the piece and the location. Try to find out a bit of information about the piece and artist. Cite your sources. Include the text on the plaque (if there is one) if there is information about the sculpture. If the sculpture is located indoors, include the visiting hours. The bulk of the text in the long description must be left black. If the post is not in English, it would be very nice to have an English translation - though this is not required.

6. Material/media used to construct the piece.

7. Date the sculpture was either created or placed.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please upload at least one photo of the sculpture and tell us a little about your impressions of the piece. Additional photos are always appreciated.
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Figurative Public SculptureFreedom Memorial (현충탑) - Mokpo, Korea

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This towering monument to Korean freedom and independence is located in Mokpo Memorial Park. Perhaps eighty feet high, it is mounted with a stainless steel flame above two figures, a man and woman holding a furled Korean flag.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Jeolla nam do, Korea

date approved: 5/14/2012

last visited: never

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Figurative Public SculptureLand Reclamation Workers (간척역군상) - Yeongam, Korea

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This is a monument commemorating the building of the Yeongam Geumho Seawall, part of a project that was started in 1972. This sculpture is on the right side of the monument base, depicting two construction workers with tools.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Jeolla nam do, Korea

date approved: 5/14/2012

last visited: never

Image for Prosperous Fishing Villages (&#45453;&#50612;&#52492;&#54413;&#50836;)- Yeongam, Koreaview gallery

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Figurative Public SculptureProsperous Fishing Villages (농어촌풍요)- Yeongam, Korea

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This column is a monument commemorating the building of the Yeongam Geumho Seawall, part of a project that was started in 1972. This sculpture is on the left side of the monument base, depicting a man and women from a fishing village.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Jeolla nam do, Korea

date approved: 5/14/2012

last visited: never

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Figurative Public SculptureCrab - Seomang (서망항), Korea

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This welcome sign features a large crab sculpture mounted on a cylindrical granite base on which is inscribed the motto "The best crab producing area in the country."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Jeolla nam do, Korea

date approved: 6/18/2012

last visited: never

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