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Concrete, bronze, glass

6 x 6 x 10 inches


From the Maker:

This lamp design is inspired by a concrete block, symbolizing the idea of obstruction and limitation. However, on one side of the block, vibrant light shines through, representing hope and brightness emerging from unexpected places. The juxtaposition of darkness and brightness in this design creates a striking visual contrast, evoking a sense of optimism and possibility. The play of light and shadow in this lamp serves as a metaphor for finding light even in the midst of darkness, emphasizing the resilience and beauty that can arise from challenging circumstances. Overall, this lamp design invites viewers to contemplate the interplay between light and darkness, encouraging them to find hope and brightness in even the most unexpected situations.


Tanda Francis is a Brooklyn based artist with a primary focus of creating public art including monumental African heads. Her work addresses diasporic African people who are too often underrepresented in public art. She sees the rituals and customs rooted in a spiritual and ancestral past as a significant means of understanding and addressing the contemporary and future condition facing humanity. She uses her work to activate a dialog of universal origin to cross cultural barriers. Francis explores digital and traditional forms of art while working and exhibiting her art in solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally. She has created several site-specific monumental public art pieces including BIGGIE (2014), New York City; Everyone Breaks, Riverside Park, New York City (2015-2016); And We Breath (collaborative), Van Cortlandt Park, New York City (2015-2016); Take Me With You, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York City, (2017-2018), Adorn Me, Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn (2017-2018), among others.


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Tanda Francis, BLOCKOUT

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