The Greek king of the gods was naked, rolling back onto his right leg as he prepared to hurl a great metal spear. Over his back, a golden eagle was descending with its wings outstretched..."
This life-sized bronze statue is based on the famous Artemision Bronze located in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece. It stands in the courtyard in front of the A. A. Arthur Adams Museum of Hellenic and Cycladic Culture on the Grand Oaks University campus.
Created by artist Dutch Noack in 1999, the work depicts the Greek King of Gods preparing to hurl a lightning bolt while a golden eagle lands on his right shoulder. The statue was mounted on a large block of marble with a combined height of just over 10 feet. It is located in the courtyard in front of the A. A. Arthur Adams Museum of Hellenic and Cycladic Culture.
The statue was nicknamed “The God of Lightning and Bird Shit” by university students and staff as it is a popular perch for birds including crows and pigeons.