Chi Wara Sundial Lantern

Ayokunle Odeleye

Ayokunle Odeleye, 2012
Sculpture
Stainless steel, bronze, granite
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

Ayokunle Odeleye's concept for "Chi Wara Sundial Lantern" is derived from the "Chi Wara," a mythical animal of an ethnic group of people in Mali along the West African coast. The Chi Wara is used as a headdress in special ceremonial harvest dances designed to pass on knowledge from wise elders to young people in the village. This work visually interprets this mythological image and conceptually uses it to suggest the ceremonial passing of scholarship from Cascade elders to the youth of this community. Engraved on the plates are names of significant individuals from the Cascade area who have made political, spiritual and cultural contributions to the community and the city.
Address
Cascade Rd. SW at Benjamin Mays Dr. SW
ATLANTA, GA 30311
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Sculpture
Stainless steel, bronze, granite
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

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