Freedom2008201 x 48 x 48 in.(510.54 x 121.92 x 121.92 cm) bronzePrice295,000
The crafted twists and curves and sense of fluidity and movement of Herb Albert’s many bronze sculptures have been described as resembling ‘cast frozen smoke.’ They have been called ‘spirit totems,’ and the moniker is particularly apt for Freedom, a towering seventeen-foot bronze sculpture that is Albert’s tribute to Native American values and beliefs in living in harmony with nature. Full of aviary references, the idea for Freedom came to Albert as he sat on a beach in Ipanema, Brazil, captivated by a flock of birds effortlessly floating on the air currents. A cast of Freedom has been dedicated to the city of Malibu and placed alongside Pacific Coast Highway at the intersection East Rambla Vista Road.