Sculpture commemorating the 300th birthday of Hryhorii Skovoroda was unveiled in Washington
The statue of the illustrious Ukrainian philosopher and thinker Hryhorii Skovoroda, whose 300th birthday is now commemorated by Ukrainian people, debuted in the heart of Washington, DC, close to the Ukrainian House. The opening ceremony took place on Friday, December 2, 2022. — Ukrinform reports
Skovoroda is shown in the statue holding a book in his hands and walking with a crutch. The sculpture faces Ukraine’s geographic orientation, which also makes a symbolic component of the project.
Mark Rhodes, an American artist, created the sculpture. He expressed his admiration for the Ukrainian people’s current struggle for freedom and identity in a statement to the agency.
The artist said, “Even though I am not a Ukrainian by birth, I can be one by choice.”