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Copper eagle sculpture by Roland Hockett at the Florida Supreme Court Building in Tallahassee, Florida.
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The artist, Roland Hockett, was commissioned to do the work in the late 1980s. The eagle was done in a stylized freeform meant to symbolize not merely an eagle, but also the ideals many people associate with our national emblem. During the process of creating the sculpture, Hockett made a conscious effort to match the eagle to its intended surroundings. Thus, the copper has green verdigris that blends with the green columns in the rotunda itself. Behind the sculpture lies a small round golden disc symbolizing the sun rising over the representation of American freedom.
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Copper eagle sculpture by Roland Hockett at the Florida Supreme Court Building in Tallahassee, Florida. 1991. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/47101>, accessed 23 February 2024.
Copper eagle sculpture by Roland Hockett at the Florida Supreme Court Building in Tallahassee, Florida. 1991. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/47101>