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Brentwood in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Living Sculpture

 
 
Living Sculpture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2013
1. Living Sculpture Marker
Inscription. This unusual feature was created by the famous sculptor, Enrico Cerrachio. Should you walk across the arm of the cross, formed by the walkway, you will observe the that the eyes and entire head appear to turn and look directly at the beholder at all times. This illusion is created by and ingenious method of sculpturing, which fulfills the Biblical Quotation "The eyes of the Lord are in every place keeping watch, upon the evil and the good. (Proverbs 15:3)
 
Location. 38° 55.738′ N, 76° 57.058′ W. Marker is in Brentwood, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Click for map. The marker in is Fort Lincoln Cemetery in front of Block 22 The Living Sculpture Garden. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood MD 20722, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Lincoln (about 500 feet away); Old Spring House (about 600 feet away); The Lincoln Oak (about 600 feet away); Little Church of Fort Lincoln (about 800 feet away); Fort Lincoln Mausoleum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Bladensburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barney Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brentwood.
 
Also see . . .
Living Sculpture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2013
2. Living Sculpture Marker
 Depth Perception and the Hollow Face Illusion. John Kubie explains the Hollow Face Illusion on BrainFacts.org. (Submitted on October 21, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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Living Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2013
3. Living Sculpture
"The Garden of the Living Sculpture, erected in 1952. The 12 by 14-foot monument, of Carrara marble surmounted by Roman travertine, features a "living sculpture" of Christ, carved by Enrico Filberto Carracchio, who developed this technique of carving. The entire face of Christ, which is in essence a negative of the concave impression, appears to follow the observer as he moves across the arm of the cross-shaped walkway in front." -- Maryland Historical Trust Internal NR-Eligibility Review Form, Fort Lincoln Cemetery Survey, PG68-15.
Jesus Looking to the Right image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2013
4. Jesus Looking to the Right
seen from the right limb of the cross-shaped walkway
Jesus Looking to the Left image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2013
5. Jesus Looking to the Left
seen from the left limb of the cross-shaped walkway.
Jesus Looking to Straight Ahead image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2013
6. Jesus Looking to Straight Ahead
seen from directly in front of the sculpture.
The Cross-Shaped Walkway image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2013
7. The Cross-Shaped Walkway
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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