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The Birth of Flight

The Birth of Flight


Birth of Flight depicts the American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "butterfly," rising out of a chrysalis of feathers. The sculpture is indicative of the human desire to fly. Frahm has chosen to focus on the emotional rather than the experimental aspect of that desire. The use of ASL to express the urge towards flight was inspired by the artist’s teaching of sign language to his infant son: a gesture transcends languages and is accessible to all.

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Date created: 2010


7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46241

39.715411, -86.299268

Associated artists

Todd Frahm
Todd Frahm


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