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Otterness, Fallen

Fallen Dreamer1995Bronze32 × 42 × 44U-4951.1998University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Olga N. Sheldon Acquisition TrustOtterness, Fallen Dreamer Tom OtternessTom Otterness has played an important role in reintroducing narrative and figurative sculpture as a vital art form. As a guard at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Otterness was impressed with the giant Olmec heads created by ancient Central American cultures. Fallen Dreamer has also been seen as a statement on “the fragility of today’s icons and heroes.” American 1952Wichita, KS