Artist Statement

A stunning Corinthian column weighing over 13 tons, this 23-foot tall iron sculpture was created entirely out of historical railroad artifacts. The column represents Atlanta’s architectural and railroad history. The structure also recalls the Corinthian columns on the façade of the former Union Station, the city’s main railroad station, demolished in 1972.


Artist Bio

For many years Phil Proctor has been executing sculpture that embodies the concepts of energy and physical space.  He often creates sculptures using found objects and recycled materials and believes the characteristics of those objects have a strong voice in the composition and expression of the piece. Proctor holds a BFA from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MFA from East Carolina University and has been a working artist in his Atlanta studio for the past ten years.  Proctor has permanent sculpture installations throughout the southeast as well as in other countries across Western Europe.