OOSI Sculpture

The Common Good

2017 / Jon Barlow Hudson / Dayton

Hudson, J.B. THE COMMON GOOD a .JPG

An 8 s 16 x 6.5 ft. monument honoring public servants, The monolith in PA granite is wrapped completely with quotes from prominent historical and political figures:

"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." - Muhammad Ali

"If you can read this, thank a teacher." - Harry Truman

"There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men." - Walter Reuther

"And so my fellow Americans, ask now what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." - John F. Kennedy

"Someone's sitting the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." - Warren Buffett

"When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be mayor." - Lyndon B. Johnson

"Firefighting-- one of the few professions left that still makes house calls." - Author Unknown

"There's no greater challenge and there is no greater honor than to be in public service." - Condoleeza Rice

"Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. the solution to each starts with education." - George H. W. Bush

"Public service is a most honorable pursuit." - Olympia Snowe

"The care of human life and happiness is the first and only legitimate objective of good government." - Thomas Jefferson

"The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life." - Jane Addams

Location: Cooper Park, East 2nd Street

County

: Montgomery

Citation

: Jon Barlow Hudson, “The Common Good,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed January 21, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1502.

Dublin Core

Title

The Common Good

Description

An 8 s 16 x 6.5 ft. monument honoring public servants, The monolith in PA granite is wrapped completely with quotes from prominent historical and political figures:

"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." - Muhammad Ali

"If you can read this, thank a teacher." - Harry Truman

"There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men." - Walter Reuther

"And so my fellow Americans, ask now what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." - John F. Kennedy

"Someone's sitting the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." - Warren Buffett

"When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be mayor." - Lyndon B. Johnson

"Firefighting-- one of the few professions left that still makes house calls." - Author Unknown

"There's no greater challenge and there is no greater honor than to be in public service." - Condoleeza Rice

"Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. the solution to each starts with education." - George H. W. Bush

"Public service is a most honorable pursuit." - Olympia Snowe

"The care of human life and happiness is the first and only legitimate objective of good government." - Thomas Jefferson

"The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life." - Jane Addams

Date

2017

Source

Collaboration with the Artist

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Cooper Park

Location Street

East 2nd Street