Photography and text by George Cassidy Payne
While waiting for the elevator inside the Legacy Tower (formerly the Bausch and Lomb Building), I took a few moments to admire Leonard Urso’s magnificent sculpture piece entitled Prophets.
For me, Prophets evokes fertility goddesses from an ancient civilization. The tall, aerodynamic figures (all women) appear to be either conferring, supervising, or bearing witness to some event. What that event could be is, of course, a matter left to the viewer to decide. Could it be the birth of a child? Standing erect with arms behind their waists, I wonder if their prophecy has come true at last.
One thing is for sure, there is no mistaking its capacity to move viewers into a state of higher contemplation.