Friday, February 22, 2013

An Original Olympian

Detail, Quilt of Origins Sculpture, Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Georgia
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved

To honor the ancient origins of the Olympic Games, a stylized sculpture of a Greek Olympian was created for Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. 

His arm shadow falls on one of the quilt motifs which recur throughout 
Centennial Park. The quilt was used as a symbol of harmony and union during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. During the opening ceremonies the participating nations gathered in "patches" to form a large quilt.

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