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Please continue with your work. The fact that people became so engaged is a victory among itself. I believe in what you have designed as a positive direction for the city. No matter the final design, you would have been greeted with both hostility and praise so make sure the product you end with is what you truly believe!
I love it! I want it to happen and hope that Indy gets together behind this important piece of public art and makes it happen!
I respect your work as well as your vision as an artist. I do not, however, feel that this piece should be chosen as a representation for blacks on the cultural trail. To me the story behind it may be grand but without the story being incorporated into the piece, on the trail, it may send a misrepresentation. Now if a historical plaque accompanies it, then more power to your cause on having it placed on the trail.Will this envoke people to re
If the majority of the African American community believes they are slaves without chains in 2011, then the sculpture has merit. If it were up to me, I would choose a monument that honors the contributions of the African American community. This doesn't do that.
Ahh, Indianapolis. Art is fine as long as it's completely bland without causing a thought-provoking or inquisitive reaction, or God-forbid there's bigger revenue to replace it with (hello, Airport?). How's this- why don't you leave the art where it was originally intended to be, add a plaque on what Mr. Wilson was thinking when he created the art, and if people don't like it- tough.