M. Saffell Gardner
Materials: Corten steel
Dimensions: 16’H x 8’W x 3.5’D
This monumental steel artwork is the artist’s expression and reflection of the African American lake resort experience in America during years before passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1965. It specifically recalls Idlewild, a traditionally African American resort near Baldwin, Michigan.
This sculpture will also be the first at the Art Park to include music and spoken word. Detroit Bassist and Composer Marion Hayden and author Melba Joyce Boyd are creating a new composition as part of this new sculpture. A recording will be activated through a QR code on the sculpture sign.