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The Nelson Mandela Sculpture in Howick KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. The artist of the sculpture is Marco Cianfanelli. The sculpture is made up of 50 poles that symbolize the 50th Anniversary of his arrest in Howick KwaZulu-Natal. The poles range in height from 5 meters to 10 meters. When one walks through the poles, the practical pattern gives the effect of a gunshot which symbolizes the political uprising of the ANC . The Length of the sculpture is 20 meters. The front of the sculpture is a portrait of Mandela, it has vertical bars which represents his imprisonment. The portrait of Mandela can only be viewed at 35 meters from the front of the sculpture when all the poles line up. This gives a nod to the fact that Mandela was so hard to capture. Mandela was dubbed "the black pimpernel".
Words to song:
We stand on the foundations that have been laid out by those who came before us. The foundations of change. As we develop and formulate our understanding of our purpose, we learn and grow with the help of those who guide us. By Looking within ourselves we can learn to speak and live from our hearts. In so doing we will rise up and touch the sky. When we stand together and move forward in love and understanding all becomes clear. We stand united looking at the new horizon, with all possibilities in line before us. It is what we leave behind together, the legacy, the love we have imparted on the world and the time and understanding that we have given to others. That is the monument in the foundation that will not be weathered by time.
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