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Sculptures @ Curtis – Faces and Pieta Sculptures



Medium: Stone Carvings

Artist: Dr. Frank Gavin

Location: Hallway outside Administration offices

Summary: Dr. Frank Gavin began carving stone in 2000. Looking for a hobby after 30 years of government service, he took a class in stone sculpture at the Maine College of Art (MECA) and has been carving ever since. His works are modern in perspective and are primarily carved from soapstone and alabaster.

He has donated three of his works to the Curtis Library:
  1. Mother's Loss. Striated brown alabaster, woman holding expired figure. Reminisent of the Madonna carving, 2002.
  2. Gaudiesque. Black Steatite, Piece based on Gaudi’s distorted figures displayed in Barcelona. 2001
  3. Faces of Man. Brown soapstone.

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