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Littleton Alston

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Contact Information

Alston Sculpture(402) 556- 3860 alstonart@cox.net

For more information, visit the artist's website at http://www.alstonsculpture.com/.






Art Pieces

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , 2004

by Littleton Alston

 

Mediums: Metal

Location: Downtown; 1819 Farnam Street, Douglas County Courthouse

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: The sculpture is a larger-than-life image of King wearing the Nobel Peace prize robe and holding out his hands. King appears to be standing on a mountain and looking toward the future. The inscription on sculpture is King's quote beginning, "I've been to the mountain top…" The sculpture was paid for by private donations raised by Mayor Mike Fahey.


Jazz Trio , 2005

by Littleton Alston

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Downtown; North 24th Street, Dreamland Plaza

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: The sculpture is located in Dreamland Plaza. Dreamland Plaza is named for a former popular nightspot, the Dreamland Ballroom that housed jazz greats during north Omaha’s jazz heyday.


Knowledge , 2001

by Littleton Alston

 

Mediums: Metal

Location: University of Nebraska at Omaha; UNO Campus, Alwine Hall 6001 Dodge St.

Owner: University of Nebraska at Omaha


Medusa , 1993

by Littleton Alston

 

Mediums: Metal

Location: Creighton University; Creighton University 2500 California Ave. Humanities building lawn, SW of the entrance.

Owner: Creighton University


Omaha On My Mind , 2007

by Littleton Alston

 

Mediums: Metal, Fiberglass, Paint

Location: Downtown; Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Plaza, corner of 13th & Farnam Street

Owner: Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Series: O! Public Art Project

Additional Information: Donated by Mayor Mike Fahey. This sculpture depicts the artist’s self-portrait and is constructed from mild steel, resulting in an impressive work. Alston envisioned the winds of change blowing through a net, which creates the portrait and animates the space surrounding the entire sculpture. He uses the O! symbol as a pure shape and a continuum, with the painted clouds referencing limitless possibilities.


On The Wings of Angels , 2007

by Littleton Alston

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Downtown; Omaha/Douglas Civic Center, corner of 19th & Farnam Streets.

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: Dedicated on September 11, 2007. Project made possible Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society, the City of Omaha, Mayor Mike Fahey and more than 300 individuals whose hands were cast in the creation of the sculpture. The molds were used to create cast bronze hands, of as many sizes and shapes as there were contributors. The bronze hands are integrated into the sixteen- foot tall stainless steel sculpture. The public sculpture is a tangible reminder of the 911 tragedy and the heartfelt response by the people of our region. The project budget, totaling approximately $55,000, was paid for by funds that were raised from corporate sponsors and private individuals. The expense total was kept to a minimum because of generous in-kind donations and substantial volunteer work by many individuals, including Alston, who donated nearly all of his services.


York , 2004

by Littleton Alston

 

Mediums: Bronze, Stone

Location: Downtown; Near the "Airport, Waiting Turnout" located on the west side of Carter Lake. Exactly west off the "ON Airport Economy Parking" sign

Owner: City of Omaha

Series: Lewis & Clark Icon Sculpture Project

Additional Information: “York” is one of nine Lewis & Clark Icon Sculptures located in Nebraska and Iowa along the Missouri River. The sculptures feature artistic interpretations of the Corps of Discovery Expedition to explain the River’s story and existing culture of this area. This exhibit theme is “The Struggle for Survival” and “They Call Me York” His name was York: The story of Clark’s slave York, his experiences with expedition member, encounters with the Indians and history after the expedition. Artwork will be replicated in bronze and re-installed May 2010


Voices of Freedom , 2008

by Littleton Alston

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Mid-Town; Skinner Magnet School 4304 Ames Located directly outside the front door on the east lawn

Owner: Omaha Public Schools

Additional Information: The base of the sculpture is in the shape of a pyramid, symbolizing African achievement and a universal wonder of the world. It embodies Skinner school images, which makes reference to education being the foundation of society. Each panel on the base depicts a segment of the school; the arts, technology, administration, and the classical profile portrait of Dr. Skinner. The figures in the sculpture are on a journey through time. Freedom from slavery and oppression move the lower figures upward. Dr. Skinner is holding the book of history and from its pages spring figures representing the struggle for freedom. Harriet Tubman spreads her hands above the suffering slave to gather him onto the Underground Railroad. The large busts of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln represent the true vision and struggle to right a nation’s sins. But once the Civil War began and the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves, families (fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, grandparents) sought out each other. The woman and child being lifted by the freed man represent this. The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry soldier holding the flag represents the Civil War. The soldier from World War I represents the Harlem Hell Fighters who were decorated for heroism in battles across Europe. They were fighting and dying for freedoms they themselves did not have in America. Onward and upward the jazz musician holding the trumpet represents the post war era. He also represents celebration as in Gabriel blowing the horn. At the apex of the sculpture is Dr. Martin Luther King, the modern day Moses. Dr. King gathered people on the Washington Mall as we remember his “I Have A Dream” speech. Arising into the air is a woman with a newborn child holding the future to the sky in hope that this child’s life would never experience the pain of the past.


Ignatius of Loyola , 2004

by Littleton Alston

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Creighton University; Creighton University 2500 California Ave. Near Alumni Library

Owner: Creighton University


Michael Anderson , 2004

by Littleton Alston

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Creighton University; Creighton University 2500 California Ave. located in Anderson Plaza

Owner: Creighton University


Dancing Silhouette

by Littleton Alston

 

Mediums: Metal

Location: Creighton University; Creighton University - 2500 California Ave. Located inside the Health Policy and Ethics Building

Owner: Creighton University


Thomas Hunter , 2010

by Littleton Alston

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Creighton University; Creighton University Cardiac Center 30th and Webster. Located on the North West corner of 30th and Webster on the South Side of the Creighton Cardiac Center

Owner: Creighton University


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