A Monument to Dignity and Respect

Location- The Downtown Greenway on Bragg Street between Eugene and MLK Jr. Drive.

The community desire for a sculpture rather than a bench led the Downtown Greenway to commission Durham based artist Vandorn Hinnant to work with the neighborhood and create 2 unique works of art.  Five meetings were held for residents of Ole Asheboro and Asheboro Square in 2017 and 2018 to get input from residents who live in the surrounding neighborhoods about what the neighborhood would want to see on the 2 pieces along the Downtown Greenway on Bragg Street between Eugene and MLK Jr. Drive.  The piece titled “With Dignity-United We Stand’ is located along the Downtown Greenway at the corner of MLK Jr. Drive and Bragg Street.  The piece titled ‘With Respect- Together We Rise’ is located at the corner of Bragg and Arlington Streets.  Click here for the text that is found on each piece.  On-street parking is available along Bragg Street between MLK Jr. Drive and Arlington.

Vandorn is a native of Greensboro and received a BA in Art Design from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro NC, and studied sculpture at UNC-Greensboro. His original works of art are in numerous corporate and private collections throughout North America, and some works are in Europe and Africa. He has served as guest curator of exhibitions, as juror of many fine art competitions, and as guest lecturer at colleges and universities. He serves as an independent educational consultant working with youth and adult learners. Currently the artist is developing a body of sculptures with an emphasis on The Golden Proportion. His work centers on the question of how to integrate into his works of art the geometries of Nature and the energetic matrices of Nature’s pre-material template. He is co-author of the soon-to-be-published book “The Rest of Euclid”; a definitive text detailing and elaborating on the long overlooked implications of proposition one in book one of “Euclid’s Elements”. He is the inventor of the “Nature’s Numbers Fractal Radial Symmetry Square Roots Calculator”.

Vandorn leads hands-on experiential workshops on “The Geometry of Art and Life” for learners of all ages. He is co-author (with Robert L. Powell, Sr and Jr) of the book: The Rest Of Euclid“; a definitive treatise on the long overlooked implications of proposition one in Volume One of “Euclid’s Elements“. He has served as guest curator of exhibitions, as juror of many fine art competitions, and guest lectured at colleges and universities. He serves as an independent  arts educational consultant working with both youth and adult learners. Currently the artist is developing sculpture maquettes (models) to be fabricated into permanent materials.

“The making of art is more than an act of making. It is, in fact, integral to the act of Becoming. The maker/artist becomes both conduit and communicator. What is made becomes both conduit and communicator. The artist is transferring Essence from self to other, and this is alchemy.”
–Vandorn

Photos courtesy of Vandorn Hinnant and the Downtown Greenway.

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