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Artist

Name: Michelle Daniel
Statement: After I took this photo and was heading back to my car, I became entwined with a class of new American citizens leaving a federal building about a block away from the sculpture. They were each holding little American flags and walking with jubilant friends and family. When one woman asked me to take a photo with her phone of her and her happy group, the photographer in me kicked in. I made them move a bit down the street to get a better back ground and arranged them into a pleasing grouping. Others saw me doing this and asked for the same so for a few minutes I was caught up in busy swirl of celebration. Some may look at The World's Largest Gavel and see justice or some may see oppression. On that day it was the perfect symbol of happiness and belonging.

Description:

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority today owns the largest contemporary collection of local art in central Ohio. All of the pieces are on display in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the three Convention Center parking garages. The collection is the result of a communitywide... Read more

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority today owns the largest contemporary collection of local art in central Ohio. All of the pieces are on display in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the three Convention Center parking garages. The collection is the result of a communitywide call for art, overseen by a committee of community members and implemented by collection curators James and Michael Reese of Reese Brothers Productions. The artists represent the diversity of the Columbus community, cutting across age, gender and race.

Dates

Made: 2017
Installed: 2016

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400 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Franklin County
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