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Queen in Captivity

Queen In Captivity

Artist: Glynn Acree

Title: Queen in Captivity

Date: 1976

Medium: Cast Bronze

Size: 24″ x 8″ x 12″

Tradition: Human Form

The Artist: A native of Roswell, Georgia, Glynn Acree has created numerous sculptures during his artistic career, including commemorative statues for Emory University, Georgia Tech, Mercer University, and the University of Georgia. Acree completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Georgia State University, where he also served in the Art Department as an assistant to the Chairperson from 1970-1980. Additionally, the artist utilized his artistic skills as Director of Advertising and Public Arts at C&S National Bank and Lockheed Corporation.

About the Artwork: Bronze has been used as a sculptural medium for thousands of years. Its ability to be poured, worked, and colored has enabled artists to create details and textures that elude other media. These qualities make it the most enduring of the traditional art media and the choice of sculptors, such as Acree, who is interested in capturing the timelessness of classical figurative sculpture. The closed eyes, facial expression, and elongated neck suggest less concern for the specific realism of the figure and implies the artist’s interest in capturing the expressive qualities of the subject. Queen in Captivity, with its cold, calculated, machined form, still manages to transmit the soul of an individual in confinement.

Last updated: 2/10/2020