"Ganymede with Jupiter’s Eagle, by Adam Parker Smith. (Photo by The Village Sun)
Master carvers’ mash-up
September 27, 2022
On Sept. 1, Adam Parker Smith’s “Ganymede with Jupiter’s Eagle” went on display in Ruth Wittenberg Triangle, in collaboration with The Armory Show and The Hole Gallery. The sculpture is carved from a single piece of Carrara marble and depicts a modern take on Hellenic sculptures compressed into a compact cube.
To achieve the design, Smith worked with a team of master carvers, a seven-axis reductive robot and digital research teams from several museums. The design was made into a 3D model before carving the final piece. The final result is an antic homage to Apollo of Belvedere, Bernini’s David and other historic sculptures.
“Ganymede with Jupiter’s Eagle” is on display at Ruth Wittenberg Triangle, at Greenwich Street and Sixth Avenue, from September to January. It’s presented in partnership with the Village Alliance business improvement district and Department of Transportation