It consists of 50 ten metre high laser cut steel plates set into the landscape, representing the 50 year anniversary of when and where Nelson Mandela was captured and arrested, on August 6, 1962 prior to his 27 years of incarceration. Standing at a particular point the columns come into focus and the image of Nelson Mandela can be seen.
The sculptor is Marco Cianfanelli, of Johannesburg.
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The National Capital Network of Sculptors (NCNS) is a non-profit corporation founded in 1984, with a mandate to increase awareness and appreciation for the sculptural arts in the National Capital region.
It draws its membership from a wide artistic community in the greater Ottawa area, which consists of both professional and talented amateur sculptors. Our member's work ranges from figurative to abstract to installation art and incorporates such mediums as stone, wood, bronze, steel, plaster, clay and mixed media.
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