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‘Origins’ sculpture inspires wonder, encourages residents to protect the planet

By Carly Alyse Mirabile University of Georgia Photo: Special Athens, Ga., artist David Harrison stands next to the finished “Origins” sculpture he helped co-create. The 20-foot-tall art installation of a chicken atop an egg can be found at the entrance to the Athens-Clarke County Extension.

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ATHENS, Ga. — A publicly commissioned sculpture at the new home of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Athens-Clarke County takes the age-old question of “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” to new heights.

“Origins,” a 20-foot-tall public art installation featuring a concrete chicken atop an egg, greets community members when they visit Athens-Clarke County Extension.

Local artists David Hale, David Harrison and Peter McCarron designed and built the sculpture in response to an open call for submissions for public art to adorn the new county building.

“When the open call went out, David. . .

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