Lingua (sculpture)

The Lingua is a sculpture by American artist Jim Sanborn located at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Lingua in Washington DC.

SculptureEdit

Lingua is composed of two 16' tall cylinders, with text cut with a water jet cutter in Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Ethiopian, French, Spanish, Latin, Greek, and Iroquois.[1] The texts are historical texts from as far back as 1400 BC.[2]

The Russian-language section is a quote from Leo Tolstoy's 1869 novel War and Peace (Volume 3, Part 1, beginning of chapter XXII).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jim Sanborn: Sculptor, Photographer, Artist". Elonka. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
  2. ^ "Walter E. Washington Convention Center Art Collection". Washington Convention Center Authority. 2009-09-06. Archived from the original on February 10, 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-20.

Coordinates: 38°54′13.29″N 77°1′24.35″W / 38.9036917°N 77.0234306°W / 38.9036917; -77.0234306