Citizens will be able to view the two finalist’s proposals next week
Although the GAAC looked at the two artist’s past work, they are in the dark as to what the models will be. “It could be totally abstract or it could be of a something. But we have no idea what it is,” according to Durant.
“They stay up for a week for the community to give input and let us know what they think,” Durant said.
The Georgia Department of Transportation will also have a review to make sure the installation is safe to be by the roadway, and according to Durant, this is also a time where GDOT can say, ‘Hey, you can make a little taller.’
“So there is some flexibility here, they still can be tweaked a little bit.”
That information will then go to the Public Art Panel for discussion and ranking, then the Arts Council board will rank them, and then it is off to the commission for the ultimate decision.
As a part of the agreement, the winning sculptor will be working with local artists during the installation, giving locals the opportunity to work with more experienced artists and learn more about projects of this magnitude.