Public Art at Williams
For Charlie (Charles Piper Cost, Class of 1987), after 1985
John Safer (American, b. 1922)
bronze, marble base and bench
Donated by Parents and Friends
Photo by Megan Cross
Virginia sculptor John Safer is known both for his successful career as an entrepreneur and for the prominence of his sculptural works. His sculptures have been exhibited in museums, galleries, and public sites worldwide and are part of many public and private collections. Ascent, a 75-foot-high work, currently stands at the entrance of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport. Safer works in multiple media including lucite, bronze, marble, and steel.
The sculpture, which consists of a bench and a bronze on a marble base, is a tribute to Charles Piper Cost, a Deerfield Academy alumnus, who died in his second year at Williams.