Flat Man moves to a new home

Aug 29, 2017

A sculpture by local artist Larry Griffis Jr. has made the move from Griffis Sculpture Park in East Otto to Buffalo's waterfront.

Flat Man, by Larry Griffis Jr., is now located on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
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Nila Griffis speaking about Flat Man's move before the sculpture was unveiled.
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State officials and Griffis family members unveiled the 30-foot steel sculpture Flat Man, just off Furhmann Boulevard, Tuesday afternoon.

Nila Griffis speaking about Flat Man's move before the sculpture was unveiled.
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Executive Director Nila Griffis of the Ashford Hollow Foundation, which owns Griffis Sculpture Park and the Essex Art Center on the city's West Side, said, "We are thrilled to be included in the movement to showcase public art at the Buffalo Outer Harbor. To bring the revered, Buffalo born and based artist, Larry Griffis to join the likes of Shark Girl, the Silent Poets, and the Kinetic Wind Sculptures is a great honor. And we are elated to have Flat Man at the Bell Slip to be viewed in a different and unique way."

The steel Griffis used in 1963 to make Flat Man was designed and donated by the former Bethlehem Steel company in Lackawanna. His other pieces in Buffalo include Flight of Birds on Bidwell Parkway and Spirit of Womanhood, in Delaware Park, just off the Scajaquada Parkway.