Lava Thomas said she was elated to find out her proposal had been selected out of hundreds of applicants, but two weeks later she got a call saying that the sponsors will instead pursue a more figurative, traditional design.
Only two of the city’s 87 public sculptures depict historical women. The Angelou monument will help begin to shift that balance.
Works from the private art collection of renowned poet and author Maya Angelou will soon go on public display.
This morning, the sad news of poet, writer, and scholar Maya Angelou’s death has been circulating online.
The question of how our creative forebears organized their time makes for fascinating fodder. This is the subject of Mason Currey’s 2013 book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, which RJ Andrews, of Info We Trust, has now mined to create data visualizations of the daily routines of a number of historic creative figures.