Abingdon, IL 61410
Title of the artwork: “Post Rider”
Artists: Hillis Arnold
Do I have any art major’s out there? I’m wondering what the difference is with different types of media. Take this one from Abingdon, Illinois. My research reveled it was made from Terra Cotta, But I have seen descriptions for other reliefs as being plaster. What is the difference?
At any rate Illinois is packed with murals so having another type of media type on the wall is what makes Abingdon unique. This particular one is pretty interesting in that it really shows action. Most reliefs are pretty static in they depict one character or subject. This one shows action. I like it.
I also like all the old photos on display in the lobby.
What are you thoughts on this one? Please comment and share below.
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