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What’s the story behind the statue near Second and Market streets?

Julian March
StarNews
Photo by Si Cantwell

Photo by Si Cantwell

Q. What does the statue next to the Slice of Life (123 Market Street) represent? A waitress in the restaurant told us that it belongs to the city but she did not know its meaning. It shows a boy and a dog(?) and a streamer of some kind connecting them from mouth to mouth.

A: The sculpture – “Revolved Dog Asana” – is by Andy Denton of Greenville. It is one of a dozen sculptures installed at the end of March by the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County. The sculptures are part of the council’s pedestrian art program and will remain on display for one year.

Here is an excerpt of what Denton wrote in his artist statement: “My sculptures explore the intangible emanations that emerge from a living being. Featuring figures that depict archetypes of people with various types of auras. These auras emanate from one body and connect to another. They even take on the shape of another life form, such as an animal.”

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