Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 37

A sculptural tribute to Nelson Mandela by Michael Elion.IMG_4904

A sculpture with a difference, to honour late former President Nelson Mandela has been unveiled at the Sea Point promenade, Cape Town.

It is a giant set of stainless steel spectacles, anchored on the ground facing Robben Island. Artist Michael Elion says the artwork is dubbed “Perceiving Freedom”.IMG_4910

Elion says the spectacles symbolise a dialogue within the country by asking some pertinent questions.

“The question its asking is how did Nelson Mandela perceive the world, how did he perceive freedom and what does it mean for each of us to be truly free, so the glasses have clear lenses and those symbolise the invisible barriers and prejudices that we have in our own perceptions in the world, but Nelson Mandela was able to overcome those prejudices.” SABC News

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26 thoughts on “Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 37

  1. well this is why I love blogging – because relearn about so much across the world – and thank you for sharing this cool sculpture – and I had no idea about it – but what cool way to get folks talking about President Nelson Mandela. so cool…. thx ❤

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    1. I agree! I have learned so much about other places since I started blogging more that a year ago! I was just as excited to see this new sculpture when I went into the city yesterday!

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