Located within the Burnham Wildlife Corridor, this project features a “Sankofa” bird made from mixed-media (painti, wood, and mosaic) and recycled materials. In Africa, a bird looking backwards over its tail represents the Sankofa symbol, which means “Go back and fetch it.” It is an understanding that our past(s) holds important information to move us forward in life. A support for the bird will be constructed of bamboo, found and recycled wood, metal electrical conduit piping, and leather binding. Seating will be created from repurposed wood.
The South Side Community Arts Center, which is located in Bronzeville, seeks to preserve, conserve and promote the legacy and future of African American art and artists while educating the community on the value of art and culture.