Nike (Winged Victory)

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Nike (Winged Victory) is a sculpture by Cordray Parker located on the southern end of the Hill Garden, below the stairs from the belvedere, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The artist chose the subject, a Classical winged figure, which he rendered in his own deconstructed style. The "pieces" of the figure are supported on thin stainless steel rods, evoking the manner by which museums often display fragments of ancient artwork.

The sculpture was installed in 1991. It was donated by Edgar and Margot Marx and their children in memory of Margot's father, Simon Kessler.

References

  • "Gardens of Culture" (n.d.) Birmingham Botanical Gardens website - accessed April 1, 2013