Statues Have Feelings Too

Humanizing metal and stone while dehumanizing flesh and bone

Christopher Columbus statue torn down at Minnesota State Capitol — Tony Webster | Wikimedia Commons

A giant crane looms over a towering medal figure — a man riding horseback mounted onto a stone pedestal. It’s the middle of the summer on the first of July and city workers of Richmond, Virginia work to remove the statue of Stonewall Jackson from Monument Avenue.