Go to your local art museum; chances are you’re not going to see a sculpture of someone in a wheelchair. You have to travel far and wide – to a subway in NYC, to the FDR monument in Washington DC. A wheelchair sculpture isn’t just going to turn up at your local art gallery.

And the sculptures that do exist are quite something. A wheelchair is a symbol that can carry so much weight. Here are five amazing wheelchair sculptures from around the world.

9141181682_64baf34ef2_nFDR Monument

Franklin Delano Roosevelt used a wheelchair for the better part of his entire presidency, despite keeping it a secret from the American public (something he never would’ve been able to pull off in a modern day era of television).

To honor this amazing president, a monument was created for him in 1997, which included this bronze statue representing him in ALL his glory, wheelchair included, which is exactly the feel