This 12 ft. tall steel sculpture, entitled Metaphor by Ogden Deal, has been reaching to the sky in downtown Greensboro since 1970. Installed at Greensboro Youth Plaza, it was a project co-coordinated by Greensboro Youth Council.
To orient yourself to the view, you can see the northern end of Elm Street in the background. The JP Building is peeking out from behind the Greensboro Historical Museum at the left. The sculpture is easy to overlook, especially when trees are leafed out. However, once you notice it, you wonder how you ever overlooked something twelve feet tall. Deal also made the Edward Murrow bust, installed within view of Metaphor. The above statue stretches to the sky as if to be expressing gratitude, reminding us that today is a day to give thanks.
Thank you Greensboro for being such a great city to call home and for giving us so much to photograph throughout the year. In preparing this post, we uncovered an inventory of Greensboro's public art, complete with name of the piece, artist, location of installation, address, commissioner of the art, description, and type of art. Here is an action plan for Greensboro's public art program. Family, friends, public art, and a great place to call home, indeed, make us thankful. Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers.