Eric Goulder, 1996
Bronze sculpture is located at the South entrance to Visual Arts Center, Building D. It was a gift of Earl and Camilla McGrath.
This dark bronze male figure is lying with the face pointed towards the ground. The muscular shoulders, neck, arms and hands express his struggle to rise. Below the torso of the body the legs seem to be buried in the earth. Goulder’s sculptures have been described as reflections of contemporary society and its contradictions—examining the human spirit's struggle for identity. Full of movement, his life-size nude figures are often seen as simultaneously beautiful, disturbing, sensual and dramatic.
Eric Goulder ( 1964–) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Amherst College as well as the New York Academy of Art. He has had solo shows at the Forum Gallery in New York, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout the country. Additionally, Goulder's work has been featured in Sculpture Review and The Washington Post.