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Emancipation park

ELEMENTS OF CHANGE​

Four Corners Public Art Project 2019

There are four elements of change: The Elements of Earth (Truth), Water (Order), Air (Energy), and Fire (Expansion) govern the circulation of all forms of energy in life. The four founders of Emancipation Park were agents of change. We have creatively aligned the four elements with each founder and the respective corner marker. Their portraits are rendered using custom glass tile mosaics. Each mosaic portrait is accompanied by biographical text and a bold color filled mosaic tile wrap that adorns all non-plexiglass surfaces of the corner markers. The circle is a common theme among all four corners. Within a series of rings radiating from the Founder’s portrait are Adinkra symbols and other iconographic images that relate to the transformational change that Africans experienced through the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade until our contemporary time.

ARTISTS

Reginald

LEAD ARTIST

Joshua

ARTIST

Crystal

ARTIST

Samson

ARTIST

Mathieu

ARTIST

Macy

ARTIST

Ivan

ARTIST

KaDavien

ARTIST

DESIGN PROCESS

Artist: Samson Adenugba

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PRODUCTION

September 2, 2019 marked the first day of production.  The work begins with the team reviewing the project designs to ensure all the materials and supplies needed for the project are in the studio.  Tables are setup to accommodate the large and uniquely shaped mosaic murals that will adorn the four monuments.  The large majority of the tiles used for the project included 1"x1" glass tiles and small, medium and large round glass beads and medallions.  

Over the course of the following three months the artists invested 3,360 man-hours, laid over 800,000 pieces of tile 

INSTALLATION

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EMANCIPATION PARK

In 1872 Richard Allen, Richard Brock, Jack Yates, and Elias Dibble together bought 4 acres (1.6 ha) of parkland with $800 ($16731.11 in 2013 inflation-adjusted dollars). The men, led by Yates, were members of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and the Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. They did this to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.

 

Emancipation Park and Emancipation Community Center are located at 3018 Emancipation Ave in the Third Ward area of Houston. It is the oldest park in Houston, and the oldest in Texas. In portions of the Jim Crow period it was the sole public park available to African-Americans. The park was originally solely used for Juneteenth celebrations. The park received its current name in 1872.

SPECIAL THANKS

In 1872 Richard Allen, Richard Brock, Jack Yates, and Elias Dibble together bought 4 acres (1.6 ha) of parkland with $800 ($16731.11 in 2013 inflation-adjusted dollars). The men, led by Yates, were members of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and the Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. They did this to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.

 

Emancipation Park and Emancipation Community Center are located at 3018 Emancipation Ave in the Third Ward area of Houston. It is the oldest park in Houston, and the oldest in Texas. In portions of the Jim Crow period it was the sole public park available to African-Americans. The park was originally solely used for Juneteenth celebrations. The park received its current name in 1872.