Public Art : Spravedlnost sculpture
Also Known As : Justice sculpture
Sculptor: © Marius Kotrba (September 30th, 1959 - May
Description: The copper sculpture depicts a figure
vainly trying to lift a large cube as water empties out through the base of it to the ground.
Date Unveiled: 2010
Artist's Statement: "Justice is a heavy
but delicate matter at the same time. The central figure is ruled by justice, but at the same time
struggles with it. It is allegedly in hands of those who govern the land."
Location: Justice stands outside the Supreme
Administrative Court, Moravian Square, Brno, Czech Republic.
Background: Controversy of representing the "goddess
of justice" as a man and not following classic symbolism. Controversy over Frenchman Tomas Medek and Czech
sculptor. Of the three hundred submissions it came down to two .
The Mayor of Brno Roman Onderka said Kotrba's sculpture reminded him of the ending from one of his
favourite films One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, where the Indian pulls a water fountain from its
foundations and throws it through a window, expressing freedom and justice. He believed it would rank as one
of the most important sculptures in Brno.
This is the first of 4 statues to have been approved for Moravian Square.
Acknowledgements: A special thank you
Bee for kindly providing the