CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS IN THE RODNEY COOK SR. PEACE PARK OF ATLANTA

Submitted by Gregory Johnson

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Client: CITY OF ATLANTA, NATIONAL MOUNUMENTS FOUNDATION

Location: ATLANTA, GA, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $100,000

Project Team

Sculptor

GREGORY JOHNSON

Gregory Johnson fine arts

Project Director

RODNEY COOK JR.

National Monuments Foundation

Overview

The commission was to create a 7′ tall statue in bronze, in the likeness of the late John Lewis. It was to have his spirit and soul.

Goals

To create a lifelike statue moving forward in time.

Process

Working with the Monuments Foundation, City of Atlanta, and various civil rights leaders, to create a living memorial that everyone could be proud of. The work was created in clay, cast in bronze, and then installed on the granite base.