“SIEGEL & SHUSTER” DEDICATON
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Fort Blount Park
Artist: Adam Walls, Hope Mills, NC
Weight: 250 lbs
Dimensions: 11' x 3' x 3'
Anchoring: Anchoring points built into the base of this sculpture
Material: Painted Steel
Anyone interested in the recent television show “Superman and Lois,” and saw the new pilot, possibly saw a hidden “Easter Egg*” that gives a nod to the creators of the Superman comics.
The homage occurs at the 11:19 – 11:41 mark of the pilot. Clark has just come home after a long day of reporting and saving the world. After a brief and awkward interaction with one of his sons, he gets on the phone with his foster mother. As he walks into the kitchen, a blackboard sign is visible on the right side of the screen. At the bottom, the blackboard reads “Call Siegel & Shuster.”
We have our very own “Easter Egg” smack in the middle of Bartow that pays homage to the Superman creators. Aptly named, “Siegel & Shuster,” the beautiful 11-foot sculpture made by North Carolina artist Adam Walls, has symbolic references to the creators and the “Man of Steel” himself, and is located at Fort Blount Park. Can you find one?
Thanks to Bartow’s Rotary Club for purchasing this beautiful sculpture. It is so very appropriate for Bartow, home of one of the biggest outdoor SyFy conventions in the Southeastern United States. Another reason we are #BartowProud!
*(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Easter egg is a term used to describe a message, image, or feature hidden in a video game, film, or other medium.)