Sunday, January 04, 2009

New Orleans AIDS Monument

The Guardian Wall
by Glass Artist, Tim Tate

Set in historic Washington Square Park, the New Orleans AIDS Monument will provide a healing sanctuary for family and friends and will promote understanding of the human tragedy of the AIDS epidemic. It is our goal for the Monument to create a public landscape where anyone who has been touched by AIDS can find comfort and consolation within a dignified and creative community setting.

The monument, made of concentric bronze circles framing inspirational multicultural cast glass faces, will provide a powerful yet comforting reminder of the meaning behind the memorial. Leading up to the monument a pathway of granite stones, inscribed with names of loved ones lost or suffering, will allow visitors to reflect on the way this disease has forever transformed our world.

December 7, 2008
The Freddy Lanzo Brass Band plays Sunday during dedication ceremonies for the New Orleans AIDS Memorial at Washington Square Park. The memorial's 'Guardian Wall' by artist Tim Tate, is a glass-and-iron sculpture placed in a landscaped garden designed by Tulane Landscape Architecture students. At right, glass faces that make up the monument glow in the sunshine. The dedication ceremony took place the day before World AIDS Day.
from The Times Picayne

Congratulations to Tim Tate for his latest public art success!

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