Ralph Helmick, 1996
Silicon bronze
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

This monument pays tribute to civil right leader John Wesley Dobbs, who was a Grand Master of the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge of Georgia, a leader in voter registration and political thought, and a famous orator who coined the phrase “Sweet Auburn." The portrait mask depicting Dobbs is inspired by the 12th century Nigerian life-sculpture tradition, and it includes text and quotes inscribed on the interior of the mask, from where Auburn Avenue can be literally viewed “through his eyes.” Ralph Helmick, a formally trained sculptor, was selected through CODA’s nationwide Call for Artists Initiative, and he installed this piece for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Address
Fort St. and Auburn Ave. SE
ATLANTA, GA 30312
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Silicon bronze
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

This monument pays tribute to civil right leader John Wesley Dobbs, who was a Grand Master of the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge of Georgia, a leader in voter registration and political thought, and a famous orator who coined the phrase “Sweet Auburn." The portrait mask depicting Dobbs is inspired by the 12th century Nigerian life-sculpture tradition, and it includes text and quotes inscribed on the interior of the mask, from where Auburn Avenue can be literally viewed “through his eyes.” Ralph Helmick, a formally trained sculptor, was selected through CODA’s nationwide Call for Artists Initiative, and he installed this piece for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
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