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Alexander Cowan HUM-100: Perspectives in the Humanities Professor Toothe June 10, 2020 HUM 100 Project 1 Artifact Chart Although you will work on various assignments throughout the course to support you in completing this assignment, this project is not due until Week 6. Artifact What is your chosen artifact? Include a link to or a picture of the artifact. I. Describe the artifact in detail. For instance, how would you describe it to someone who could not see it? The Statue of Liberty sits on New York City’s beautiful Liberty Island and stands, from pedestal to tip, 305 feet, 6 inches tall. The statue, itself, is a woman whose right hand is raised in the air holding a torch. In her left hand, she bares a tablet that reads, “JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776).” She is clothed in draped, Greek robes, and wears a crown with seven spikes, said to represent the seven continents of the world. The entire statues itself is made of copper; thus, over the years its original copper color has changed to a light greenish-blue. Everything on the statue is a light green color except for the flame of the torch which is overlaid with 24-carat gold. The statue sits atop a brick pedestal and foundation. The pedestal serves as a building, and support system for the statue, and allows visitors to tour the inside of the statue as well.
2 II. Choose elements of the artifact that you believe are most important to how you experience it and explain why. For instance, what particularly catches your senses or makes you want to keep experiencing it? Does the choice of medium impact your experience? The Statue of Liberty is a massive structure constructed of copper. From a distance, the Statue of Liberty seems smaller than it truly is; however, once you reach Liberty Island, its first sight is astonishingly breathtaking. Ultimately, The Statue of Liberty’s overall appearance, from the outside, is the most important element in how a person experience’s it.

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