By Howard Pousner
Rungs of meaning
The curious jumble of ladders that has been growing in recent days at Freedom Park, close to where Freedom Parkway dead-ends into Moreland Avenue, is in fact an art installation by a Virginia artist.
Charlie Brouwer, who has created similar assemblages linking more than 250 ladders in recent years in St. Louis and Winston-Salem, N.C. Tying into the Inman Park Festival close-by, he will answer viewer questions about his work at the site from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30 and May 1.
Commissioned by Flux Projects, “Rise Up Atlanta” is comprised of ladders borrowed from across the metro area, each one bearing a tag identifying its lender.
“Each ladder represents the hopes and dreams of its lender, and bound together, they create a work of art that is a metaphor for the aspirations of the community as a whole,” according to Flux.
Information: www.fluxprojects.org. Brouwer’s site has links to videos and photos