Toby Martin
Brick and painted metal piping

“The Tower of Time” is a 22 foot tall tower with three tiers of bricks depicting the history of the community from its Native American roots to the present day. The tower has fiber optic lighting that reflects off its stainless steel bands. It was commissioned by the Corporation for Olympic Development in Atlanta for the 1996 Olympics. Sculptor Toby Martin categorizes this piece as an environmental sculpture. The piece also has an alternate name, “Spiritual Time.”

Toby Martin is a sculptor with a special interest in engineering and metaphysics. Martin draws inspiration from science and spiritual practices of the Dogon of Mali. He served as associate professor of art at Spelman College. He has received commissions from many sources in Atlanta and the southeast.

Ben Hill Recreation Center
2405 Fairburn Rd
Atlanta, GA 30331