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Michael Singer (American, 1945)
Courtyard Garden and Sculpture, 2007, marble, metal and pre-cast concrete, 70 feet long x 3 feet high
“The courtyard garden and sculpture I made for the U.S. Embassy Annex building in Athens, I believe, represents the true essence of FAPE’s work, which is to spark cross-cultural conversation through art and architecture. The sculpture’s materials and textures all reference archeological discoveries related to Greece and Greek culture. It continues to be a work of art that makes me proud on many levels.”
In 2006, FAPE commissioned Michael Singer to create a work for the garden at the U.S. Embassy Annex Building in Athens. The work was unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the building on May 9, 2007.
Singer’s work has been pushing the boundaries of outdoor and indoor sculpture since the 1970s. He has been influential in shaping the definition of site-specific art and ways in which it is incorporated into public places. Singer has received numerous awards, and his works are part of public collections in the United States and abroad, including the Australian National Gallery, Canberra; the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek, Denmark; and the Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, all in New York City. In recent years, Singer has been involved in a variety of landscape and outdoor environment planning and infrastructure projects in the United States and Europe.
Gift of the artist
Photography by David Stansbury