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Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day: Transcending

In honor of Labor Day, we have chosen the newest sculpture in Detroit's Hart Plaza --the work of two artists, David Barr and Sergio De Guisti. It's called "Transcending" and explores the evolution of labor, unions and freedom. See the top of the arch (some 60 feet high)? There is a little space there....meaning we've progressed immensely, but that we've got a little more work to do. Well, actually, that strive for unity never reaches perfection--it's always a work in progress! It is quite a unique piece and the stones on the pathway leading to the arch have interesting carvings on them representing various facets of the labor movement and there are great quotes in the round tablet beneath the arch. It gives one much food for thought.

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