Courage" by William Eicholtz

Courage was “launched as part of the AIDS 2014 International Conference in a couple weeks. Its up in public now. COURAGE was commissioned by Yarra City Council,Melbourne, Australia. COURAGE honors the contribution, culture and diversity of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Inter-sex and Queer community. Inspired by the iconic character of the Cowardly Lion in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, “he contemplates what it means to possess the courage to be yourself, no matter who you are.”

COURAGE is also dedicated to the legacy of Ralph McLean (1957–2010), who was Australia’s first openly gay Lord Mayor (City of Fitzroy, 1984), an advocate for gay rights and social justice, and a champion of the arts.”

William was featured in our book, “100 Artists of the Male Figure,” www.100artistsbook.com 

Statue in Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Florida.

Statue in Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Florida.