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Source Figure Pedestal (2014)

The base of Robert Graham’s 1991 Source Figure sculpture, at the top of the Bunker Hill Steps. The sculpture of a welcoming woman stands on a tall column rising from a pedestal in the middle of a fountain. The fountain is the source (hence the name) of water that cascades down the center of the steps. Graham inexplicably put four crabs brandishing their claws on the pedestal, leading some pundits to give the work the alternative title Woman with Crabs.


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