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BRACK: New statue of Hollings captures his spirit, leadership, energy

BRACK: New statue of Hollings captures his spirit, leadership, energy

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | Sculptor Rick Weaver captured the body language of Fritz Hollings just right in a new statue unveiled Monday as former colleagues heaped praises on the retired senator, now 95.

Three things stand out in the bronze figure – the warm, but determined, look on Hollings’ face; how his left hand is grasping a rolled-up document; and, most notably, an outstretched right hand, a familiar gesture to many of the senator’s former staffers and friends.

“I asked him what he felt was the quality he possessed that allowed him to succeed in his work,” Charlottesville, Va., sculptor Weaver said in the ceremony program. “He said very quickly, ‘My ability to make friends.’ So in subtle ways, I tried to show that – his hand gesture, him turning to face someone. I wanted to convey how actively engaged he was all his life.”

by · 04/18/2017 · 2 comments · Andy Brack, Views
PHOTO:  Honoring a South Carolina statesman

PHOTO: Honoring a South Carolina statesman

After all of the pomp and circumstance of a Monday dedication of a statue of retired U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, the sculptor and his parents grabbed a quick snapshot for the photo album. Pictured from left are Charlottesville, Va., sculptor Rick Weaver with his mother Deme and father Dick, who live in Florida. You can see more photos by Andy Brack in his commentary about the sculpture and ceremony.

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