Justice (sculpture)

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The blindfolded head of Themis.
Artist Diana Moore
Year 1994 (1994)
Type Sculpture
Medium Cast concrete
Dimensions 3.4 m × 2.7 m × 2.7 m (11 ft × 8.8 ft × 9 ft)
Location Newark, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°43′47.57″N 74°10′20.94″W / 40.7298806°N 74.1724833°W / 40.7298806; -74.1724833
Owner Public

Justice is a 1994 statue by Diana K. Moore.[1] The statue, the large blindfolded head of the Greek titaness Themis, is currently located in the courtyard in front of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Courthouse at the Government Center in Newark, New Jersey. The statue was commissioned through the General Services Administration's Art in Architecture program in 1991. Justice is 11 ft (3.4 m) tall, 8.8 ft (2.7 m) wide, 9 ft (2.7 m) long, and made of cast concrete.

Moore drew inspiration from the traditions of "Khmer pieces from Cambodia, Etruscan, early Greek, and Egyptian figures",[2] the colossal head of Constantine the Great, African masks, Olmec statues, and Eastern motifs such as the figure of Buddha.[3]

A poem written by Mark Strand, the 1991 Poet Laureate of the United States is carved around the base of the statue.[4]

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  1. ^ Head of Justice
  2. ^ Parks, John A. (1 October 1996). "Modern sculpture from ancient sources: New Jerseyan Diana Moore creates monumental sculptures of the human form out of concrete". American Artist. Highbeam Business. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Bostick, Virginia L. (1978). The Public Monuments & Sculpture of Morristown, New Jersey. New Jersey State Council on the Arts. pp. 190–1. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Justice, (sculpture).". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved 28 February 2013.