Bronze, granite, water
Artist Diane Kempler explains this piece: “The images in my abstracted sculptural forms reflect the duality of death and rebirth, and of the reemergence of creative life forces from destruction and decay. I see the complex processes of the old and dying giving life to new growth as mirrors of our individual human development in both physical and spiritual spheres. The dynamic tension, the ongoing dialogue, between decline and emergence, between the strength of maturity and the tenderness of youth, offers me a wealth of imagery rich in existential meanings. Specific aspects of these themes, such as transitions/transformations, connectedness/disconnectedness, beginnings/endings, have inspired different bodies of my work.” This sculpture was originally located at Walton Spring Park, which marked Atlanta’s first public water supply. It was moved to Atlanta’s Art Park at Freedom Park to the location of another natural spring.
A New York City native, Kempler graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in philosophy. She has studied with numerous ceramic artists, worked as the museum director for the Center for Puppetry Arts, as well as taught art classes at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Currently Kempler continues to teach art courses at Emory University.
Euclid Ave. NE at North Ave. NE
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