UD student's 9-foot Edward Snowden statue at DCCA

November 8, 2014 2:45 PM

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When Business Insider wrote about University of Delaware graduate student Jim Dessicino's statue of Edward Snowden appearing in New York's Union Square Park last month, the reporter noted that none of the dozen passers-by they talked to could identify who the statue depicted.

For Dessicino, a 29-year-old Atlantic City, New Jersey, native, it could have been a blow to his confidence as an artist, having spent months creating the 9-foot, 220-pound figure out of gypsum cement, clay, steel and foam.

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