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Rolling Down

Kroeze Krew

"Rolling Down" is a 24' tall waterfall created out of wood, inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his last address before he was tragically assassinated: "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." Rolling Down is also a reflection on the current events in our society, highlighting the strife and tragedy coming out of competing ideologies, over-reactive authorities, lingering suspicions, and prejudicial actions. This piece is an artistic call to be intentional about learning from the conflicts we encounter so as to better our communities as we live--and thrive--in a diverse culture, encompassing the ethnic, religious, ideological, moral, economic and physical differences that characterize our society. This message is carried out through the symbolism of seven different woods cascading down separately but beginning to mix together as they crash against the face of the fall, finally flowing out into a smooth, intermingled stream.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 10'
  • Medium: Wood
  • Width: 10'
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 24'

About Kroeze Krew

The "Kroeze Krew" is composed of me, NIck, as the main artist, my sons Nicholas and Nathan and son-in-law Chet Glass. We began working together in ArtPrize for the first time last year with our entry, "The Pond." We truly enjoyed sharing this experience together and found it to be a good family-building time.