Flying K

Harry H. Gordon1998

James A. Michener Art Museum

James A. Michener Art Museum

Flying K was inspired by a skiing trip in Switzerland when Gordon observed a ski race called the flying kilometer. In this race, skiers would attempt to go as fast as possible over a measured kilometer. When Gordon had finished this sculpture, the horizontal portion reminded him of a wing and one of the pedestals reminded him of a ski boot. Thus, he named the work after the race, K for kilometer.

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  • Title: Flying K
  • Creator: Harry H. Gordon
  • Date: 1998
  • Physical Dimensions: w48 x h84 x d48 inches
  • Credit Line: James A. Michener Art Museum. Museum purchase.
  • Type: Sculpture
  • External Link: James A. Michener Art Museum
  • Medium: granite