TREE OF LIFE
located east of Oakdale Rd at North Ave
Tree of Life and Kan Sculptures
These artworks are intended to be viewed together as a grouping and were originally part of a major outdoor solo exhibition entitled “Interconnected” that occurred in 2010-12 at Millennium Park in Chicago. In 2012, the artist made the decision to donate each of the six public artworks to cities across the United States. The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs put together the proposal to bring the artworks to Freedom Park. Fortunately, the City of Atlanta proposal was chosen by the artist and exhibition curators (Ed Ulir and Lucas Cowan) as one of several cities to receive this permanent cultural gift of public artworks.
About the Artist
Yvonne Domenge was born in Mexico City in 1946. She studied plastic arts at the Outremont School in Montreal, Canada, at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC and in Mexico City. Working in materials as diverse as wood, stone, marble cement, steel, silver and resin, Domenge has had more than 40 solo shows and participated in nearly 200 group exhibitions across Mexico, the United States, Canada, Europe and China. Her sculpture Lily won gold medal at the Olympic Landscape Design Contest in Beijing, China, and her work was selected to represent Mexico for the International Sculpture Biennale 2009-2011 in Vancouver, Canada, for which she was awarded the Sorel Etrog Lifetime Achievement Award for Sculpture & Public Art.