ELDER is a site-specific public art project that captures the ongoing legacy of nature, history, and citizen-led advocacy associated with Freedom Park. ELDER honors the senior members of the Old Fourth Ward community—both the people and the trees—for their stability, witnessing, and role in providing a foundation for future generations.
ELDER is a two phased project:
January 2020 - February 2020: An open-air studio at the David T. Howard School, at the corner of Randolph Street and John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, to create the ELDER sculpture from a 100-year-old American Elm tree from the school site.
March 2020 - October 2020: The finished ELDER sculpture will move to Freedom Park as a temporary installation, across from David T. Howard Middle School in commemoration of the reopening of the school in the historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood.
This project is made possible by Artist Masud Olufani in partnership with Freedom Park Conservancy and Atlanta Public Schools, and the community.
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