Aquila, 1981

Far larger than any of his previous sculptures, Aquila is 38 feet high and 78 feet wide and for the first time, Raimondi chose to depart from using Cor-ten steel in favor of the more classical medium of bronze. Latin for “eagle” this massive work of art was installed in Miami at the NationsBank for the Lincoln Property Company in 1986. In a catalog forward printed for Aquila, Rose Art Museum Director Carl Belz wrote: “To soar like the eagle may not be within our power. We know the kinesthetic sensation nonetheless, and that sensation is in this instance dramatically heightened by the sculpture’s placement before sea and sky, before vast and immeasurable spaces that impel our thoughts toward freedom.”

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