Last Saturday’s work session with students from North Atlanta High School, Carver Early College High School, and Georgia State University.
Artist Anthony DuBose is a member of the Jennie Drake Park Steering Committee, and created the art on the stones found in Jennie Drake Park. Anthony explains his inspiration for the work:
“Between the 9th and 14th centuries the Khmer civilization created the largest Hindu temple complex at Angkor Wat, located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The many temples are decorated with thousands of Bas-Reliefs, depicting vivid scenes of life and battle. All of the work was shaped from stone.
Angkor on Bankhead, is partly inspired by the work at Angkor Wat. But it’s also inspired by Moorish Nationality and Hinduism as a science. The stones at Jennie Drake Park are all inspired by the science of the third eye, Vedic tradition and the indigenous people that practiced it.
The stones at Jennie Drake Park have been waiting for many years to be discovered. There are thousands of stories on the forest floor.”
Initiation of the Balasanth
The Light and The Throne
Fifty employees from Crown Castle www.crowncastle.com spent several hours in Jennie Drake Park on Wednesday, May 9th. The enthusiastic group removed sections of a fallen tree, built a path to one of the seating areas and planted wildflowers.
The volunteer effort was organized by John Ahern, volunteer coordinator for Park Pride. Helping John was Ellen Bruenderman, program assistant. The mission of Park Pride is “to engage communities to activate the power of parks.”
Thanks to Crown Castle Atlanta and team leaders: Elise Bennett, Gerald Evans, Bryan Jenkins, Eugene Miller, Millicent Norman, and Stanley Riley.
Also, thanks to our two City Council Members, Dustin Hillis, District 9, and Matt Westmoreland, Post 2 At Large, who stopped by and took a walk through Jennie Drake Park.