Harvey Fite begins to construct his humanism-themed outdoor sculpture gallery of bluestone statues with Flame, carved in his at-home studio on what is today the Opus 40 grounds. It’s intended, he says, “to discuss civilizations. The bottom is Greek fluting, the pelvis is Oriental, the torso Renaissance, and the head and raised arms are totally abstract, going off into flame shapes so that the whole was meant to show a composite of cultures as they historically merge and burn themselves out.”

Fite’s next statue in the series would be a kneeling African American entitled Tomorrow.