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Above: Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) at the age of 38.
Above: Les Drysdale, the famous Tesla monument sculptor with Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, General Secretary Tesla Memorial Society of New York, at the unveiling ceremony.
Above: Niagara Falls. Goat Island is located between the two waterfalls (American and Canadian). Tesla's other Monument (above) is located on Goat Island, this monument was the gift of Yugoslavia to the United States, 1976. The monument on Goat Island was the work of famous Croatian sculptor Krsinic.
Above: Niagara Falls.
New beautiful photos from Tesla Monument, Niagara Falls, Canadian Side, unveiled July 9, 2006 with comments from Les Drysdale, famous sculptor of the monument
Les Drysdale wrote a letter to the Tesla Memorial Society of New York about the Tesla monument he designed and constructed. He explained his thoughts and feelings about the monument. His commentaries below the pictures are from this letter.
"I have been asked to say a few words for the Tesla Society of New York about my sculpture of Nikola Tesla in Niagara Falls. " - Les Drysdale
"When I began this project I had no idea just how much
"You see my greatest challenge was not just to create
"The first impression of the sculpture as you walk toward the falls is that
"On closer inspection you’ll notice that he is not
"Tesla has a walking stick in his hand and he is glancing down at something he is drawing and he is standing on what appears to be flat ground with gravel, leaves and debris at his feet. "
"He is pausing and in the process of creation, giving insight as to how his amazing mind worked, as most of his inventions were developed from start to precise completion in his head."
"Finally I’d like to say what an honor it has been to be afforded the
"Here my intention is to show the ‘mystery that is his mind’, developing an abstract idea from the theoretical to the concrete."
"Tesla is drawing three sine waves on the ground
"I think that if the viewer actually walks up to
"Not only is there the experience of the presence of
are also little details that have been placed here and there as rewards to