There are landmarks all over the world which have been made into print, either photographed or painted, many of which hang on walls in grand institutes, public buildings, or indeed private homes. Many, especially those that adorn the walls of individual dwellings, are reflections of fond memories that are taken from special trips and occasions previously experienced.
There are numerous places or structures, that are instantly recognizable, although some might not always be easy to put a name to; or perhaps their title is well known, but not their exact physical location. There are however, a handful that are absolutely unmistakable, both in identity and whereabouts. The likes of: the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome, the Sydney Opera House, the Pyramids in Egypt, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco, Big Ben in London and definitely right up there with that illustrious list, is the Statue of Liberty in New York.
No visit to that fabulous city is complete without a journey across the harbour to see the country’s most recognizable icon. It may not be the tallest of landmarks, but it leaves a lasting impression on anybody who steps foot on her own little island; or even those who simply view her from Battery Park, just over the water. There is a sense of awe that this statue inspires, hence the popularity of her featuring in prints all around the globe.
There are endless varieties of imagery that have been produced to represent this wonderful symbol of freedom. A Statue of Liberty print can obviously be the full body itself, but there are many other smaller sections that have been separated and reproduced. The torch in particular, is believed to be representative of not just a free state, but also exemption and immunity. There are prints and posters of the tablet on which she stands, inscribed with the date of independence and the emblematic broken chains at her feet.
Images of the statue have been created in sketch form, black and white, abstract, conceptional, outlined, block form, indeed all manner of art form; but each and every one is instantaneously identifiable as Statue of Liberty print, such is her renowned nature. There really are very few prints, if indeed any, that are as well known. Whether framed, rolled out, or etched on a blank surface, this figurehead just commands absolute respect.