Leon Sitarchuk, Pillar

Corten Steel
Credit Line
Gift of Jay Gross, 1996
66 x 11 x 10 in.

Pillar was created by Leon Sitarchuk who is most known for his metal sculptures and as a much-loved teacher. It is aptly titled Pillar as its metal shapes and configurations rise vertically in a column line form. The geometric forms convey power and strength as contrasting metal curves flow in and out. A sense of a figure is conveyed abstractly by the rise of the rectilinear forms that rise above the base structure. Perhaps its title Pillar references a reliable and essential person and support, such as the “pillar of the community.” This sculpture was purposely placed near the figurative sculpture of Sankofa Kore on Woodmere’s grounds to suggest this possibility. Ten of Sitarchuk’s works can be found on the grounds of Montgomery County Community College’s sculpture garden.

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