The twisted and rusted iron well represent the Muscle, Sinew and Will. A Will which struggles against the load which threatens to crush him. Down on the right knee. The left leg unbalanced and straining but with the foot dug in to regain a position of strength. Metal rust bleeds down onto the concrete base. And what gives blood it's red hue if not rusted iron? How many times have I passed this sculpture? First, as a candidate for medical school. Now, as a physician......the metaphor of Atlas has deepened with experience in ways I suspect I will never truly comprehend.