Tuck Langland, Mayo Clinic
Installation Date: 2002
Materials: Bronze Sculptures
Property of Mayo Clinic.
The detailed bronze portrayal rests on a trilevel stage. Visitors can sit beside them as if joining a friendly conversation, or large groups, such as graduating medical students, can have their picture taken with the Mayo brothers for their own posterity. My Brother and I brings to life the deep abiding concept of family, teamwork, and relationships exemplified by the Mayos. This sculpture is one of the bronze monuments now located in the newly developed Feith Family Statuary Park located west of the Gonda Building. Across the park stand larger-than-life bronze renderings of William Worrall Mayo (by Leonard Crunelle) and Mother M. Alfred Moes (by Mike Major). The size difference between the two sets of sculptures gives the appearance of dedicated guardians watching over and providing special care for My Bother and I from a distance.
About the artist:
Tuck Langland, who currently resides in Granger, Ind, received his BA degree in art in 1961 and his MFA degree in sculpture in 1964 from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He is a member of the National Sculpture Society, the National Academy, and the National Sculptors' Guild. After a nationwide search that began in March 2002, Langland, who specializes in portraiture and the human figure, was commissioned by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn, to bring to life this most familiar image of Will and Charlie Mayo in a relaxed, side-by-side pose.
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