Sculptor: Tadas Gutauskas. 2010
“The Road of Freedom” is a sculpture commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the restoration of the State of Lithuania and invites all residents of the country and patriots of Lithuania to continue along the path of freedom and solidarity.
The Project idea evolved from a reflection of contemporary apathy, pessimism and confrontation. “The Road of Freedom” is a commemoration of the fight for independence and a symbol of freedom and solidarity for future generations. It encourages the remembrance of the idea of solidarity which helped Lithuania to gain its freedom.
The sculpture is symbolic of the live chain of people who, more than 20 years ago, joined hands and connected the three Baltic States who were striving for independence. The chain stretched a length of over 600 kilometres and became an expression of unprecedented solidarity.
This sculpture, just like “The Baltic Way” created unanimously by the Lithuanian people 21 years ago, is a collective creation – everyone can contribute to the Project and get a special brick which will be put in the sculpture. Each brick will be the in the colours of the Lithuanian flag and the name of the person who has contributed to the sculpture will be stamped on each brick.
The sculpture was erected at the crossroads of Konstitucijos Avenue and Geležinio vilko Street near the traffic circle in 2010. The sculpture is 60 metres long and consist of up to 20 000 bricks.
The author of the Project idea is the sculptor Tadas Gutauskas, who has created numerous outstanding monuments, with the assistance of the architect Saulius Pamerneckis.