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Burlington City Arts

Democracy

Artist: 
W.F. Herrick

199 Main Street
1990, granite
 
This piece was commissioned by Ray Pecor with the development of the Courthouse Plaza. The concept for the piece clearly focuses on the purpose of the courthouse – seeking justice through democracy. The theme of democracy as a “puzzle” reflects the events of the early 1990’s, as the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the disassembly of the Soviet Union brought the possibility of democracy to two countries in need of “puzzle solving.”

Photo by Michael Weizenegger