Featured Artwork – Nelson Mandela monument – Marco Cianfanelli

The Nelson Mandela monument was constructed by South African artist Marco Cianfanelli  to recognize the 50 year anniversary of Mandela’s capture by the apartheid police in 1962. 50 steel columns measuring 21.32 and 29.52 feet (6.5 and 9 meters) high, are each anchored to the concrete-covered ground. The shape and form of the sculpture are representative of the leader’s 27 years behind bars for his efforts to bring equal rights and governmental representation to the once racially divided nation. The statue of the nobel prize winner has been erected in Howick, a town located 56 miles (90 kilometers) south from the city of Durban in the countryside of the southernmost African country.

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