Client: CITY OF DESOTO
Location: DESOTO, TX, United States
Completion date: 2023
CREATIVE DIRECTOR / ARTIST
olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya
ARTWITHAKIRASH STUDIO LLC
ROYCE PARKER JOYNER
We are measured by the friends we keep, the kind of community we live in, the food we eat, how healthy we keep our surroundings. When we say “BLACK LIFE MATTERS” it depends how individuals interpret it, understand it, and how we use it. As humans, we are bound to make mistakes, but if we don’t learn from our mistakes and we allow the same things to happen again, that is disaster beyond amending. When a fire is burning in our neighbor’s homes and we did nothing to help, and we did not find out how it happened, the next home and victim will be us and our loved ones.
The sculpture is formed out of 3 abstract figures cut out of steel matal sheets, leaning their heads together. The use of 3 words ( ACCEPTANCE, RESPECT & HARMONY) were cut each on individual sides, the 3 words was also translate to 80 languages speaks around the world. The bottom of the sculpture will be an inverted pyramid, cut with designs of abstract figures in differ sizes and abstract people walking.
Sculpture was powder coated with Reddish purple and silver and LED powdered by Solar
The design was in collaboration with ArtwithAkirash Studio LLC & Parker Joyner, CNC by Austin waterjet inc and powder coated was done by Powder ATX. the sculpture was commissioned by the City of Desoto and is installed at the ERNIE ROBERT'S PARK DESOTO TEXAS.