Oh wow, this is reminiscent of Ayn Rand's novel, The Fountainhead. It portrays everything about the character Howard Roark, in my opinion-man as an heroic being; strength; and exactly what you have titled it: the world on his shoulders. Also, the fact it's got to do with architecture emphasizes it all.
Read the book if you have no idea what I'm talking about.
Hah that's cool. Normally I dislike statue photos because it seems mostly that the statue is more the piece of art than the photo, but this makes it a lot more original with the awesome angle. Great meaning