LivingBrush Bodypainting was deeply honored to receive this commission request from The Chelko Foundation of Atlanta. Painting in enamel colors, we added our special aesthetic designs to adorn a 14-ft tall statue titled “One Woman Rising”. “One Woman” was created to symbolize the global “One Billion Rising Movement”, created to bring awareness and a call to action to end violence against women and girls. The Chelko Foundation art project was first installed in Freedom Park and later moved to it’s current home along the Atlanta Beltline. Excerpt below is from the Chelko website:
In keeping with Paul Chelko’s vision to end gender bias and empower women world wide, The Chelko Foundation sculpture titled, One Woman Rising, was commissioned and sits atop the hill on Freedom Park at the intersectionof Freedom Parkway and Moreland in Atlanta, Georgia. This highly visible landmark is inspired by Eve Ensler’s One
Billion Rising, a global day of action calling for the end of violence against women and girls. Fabricated by Atlanta artisan Phil Proctor Nucleus Sculpture Studio, assisted by Geo Brenick Geo4Design, the abstract sculpted dancing woman speaks to the celebration of woman’s release from bondage empowering her to move into a new creative space.
Surrounding the sculpture is a railing where viewers may use ribbons and markers (provided) to share their reasons for rising and other stories of empowerment and survival. Come and share yours….