OOS Sculpture

Past Pavilion

2016 / Daniel W. Bickerstaff / Cleveland

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An installation by Daniel W. Bickerstaff meant to represent the past, present, and future of the African-American people. The Past Pavilion takes the form of slave castle dungeons and passageways, evoking the experience of the Transatlantic Slave trade. Two granite blocks rise out of the plaza, framing space along with the sandstone arch to create the "door of no return". Through the Door, a blue mosaic Infinity Fountain can be seen, representing the ancestral view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Location: African-American Cultural Garden, 890 Martin Luther King Jr Dr

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Daniel W. Bickerstaff, “Past Pavilion ,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed June 22, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1912.

Title

Past Pavilion

Description

An installation by Daniel W. Bickerstaff meant to represent the past, present, and future of the African-American people. The Past Pavilion takes the form of slave castle dungeons and passageways, evoking the experience of the Transatlantic Slave trade. Two granite blocks rise out of the plaza, framing space along with the sandstone arch to create the "door of no return". Through the Door, a blue mosaic Infinity Fountain can be seen, representing the ancestral view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Date

2016

Contributor

Identifier

1912

Location City

Location County

Location Street

890 Martin Luther King Jr Dr

Location Type

Installation Date

2016

Creation Date

2016

Materials