'Bank of Soul'
The ‘Bank of Soul’ is an attempt to both fix a disregarded and damaged sidewalk in the Bywater and also acknowledges the historical and cultural legacies of our New Orleans. It was prompted by a response to an upcoming citywide art event, Prospect 1. Using historical materials, the corner has been transformed from a ditch of broken concrete and gravel nearly 8 inches deep to an environmental cultural icon complete with handicap access and allowing for safe passage with multi-directional pedestrian use. The symbolism in this treatment is ‘artistic’ yet functional with careful concern for safety and restoration. At the same time as a public installation depicts an honest representation of our shared cultural uniqueness and is truly sympathetic to our struggles to rebuilt and recharge the beauty of our city.
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