Nike Tying Her Sandal
Height: 18 in
Width: 13 in
Winged figure in relief wearing a garment, sitting. The garment is folded.
In 2013, the GVSU Department of Visual and Media Arts and the Department of Classics collaborated to create a series of Ancient Greek bronze sculptures. The Art and Design department led the students through the process of lost-wax casting. Lost-wax casting is a method of metal casting, often silver, gold, brass, or in this case, bronze, in which the molten metal is poured into a mold that has been created using a wax model of a sculpture. The Classics department led the collaboration through choosing how to accurately portray an Ancient Greek myth. This bronze tells the story of Nike, the winged goddess of victory in both war and peaceful competition.