Friday, April 29, 2011

Photo of the Day: Rise Up Atlanta

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 3:24 PM

"All the ladders are borrowed from all over Atlanta, I asked people to lend me them." Said Virginia Artist Charlie Brouwer who was commissioned by Flux Projects to create the piece "Rise Up," which now towers on the Moreland Avenue edge of Freedom Park. "I have tried to get the ladders from as wide of a group as possible, I wanted to create a piece which would work as a metaphor for the interdependence of the community," he says. "It is like the combined hope and dreams of everybody depending on each other."

Brouwer estimates he has so far used about 160 different ladders coming from more than 100 different places in Atlanta, including, the King Center, Ponce De Leon Library (they lent a library step stool), the High Museum and many other families, organizations and businesses. The piece will be up until the first week of June.

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