From the Fullness of the Earth

From the Fullness of the Earth

Sculpture by Robert Erle Martens, 1941

Located in the entryway of Boulevard Tower, 1018 Kanawha Blvd., East, corner of Leon Sullivan Way

The sculptor, who studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Yale University, formed the firm Martens and Son Architects with his son Walter. The firm was commissioned to make the building, which was known as the Union Carbide Building, as well as the bronze statue and reliefs in the building’s entryway.

from the fullness of the earth

 

Images and text courtesy of the Charleston Public Art Guide

Charleston Public Art Guide front cover

from the fullness of the earth
from the fullness of the earth