Knowledge is Power

Photo by Rosalie Frudakis
Zenos Frudakis (above) considers himself a humanist first; sculpture is his medium. Using Francis Bacon’s quote, “Knowledge is Power,” as the theme, Frudakis was commissioned by Francesca Cottone Shaughnessy to create a sculpture “to inspire students to enjoy the pleasures of learning.” It features busts of famous thinkers, artists, activists, politicians, and scientists throughout history, along with their famous words or works. A sampling of close-ups appears on the following pages along with the names of all those represented. “Knowledge is Power” was created in clay, cast in bronze, and will be installed at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, this fall.