DETROIT REFORGED

Bennett Vitale's avatar Bennett Vitale

My entry is both a final work of art and also a prototype for a much larger piece. It is a bronze casting which represents a new rebirth for the City of Detroit. Its name is DETROIT REFORGED. My dream is for it to be a monumental piece in a park setting. It is a fountain which displays both water fall and fire. It resides in a pool of water of which people may view by merely traversing around it. I have written a poem about this piece which should help explain the philosophy behind it. This is the poem: Forged of Fire,the Phoenix Rises, No Longer Captured In Murk and Mire. Cooling Waters Refresh Its Soul, As It Struggles Towards Its Goal. New Life is Born From Passive Indifference It is Torn. As a New Day Dawning, As the Sun Does Rise Out of Depth of Darkness, It Reaches, Touches the Skies. THIS IS DETROIT REFORGED. YouTube the words DETROIT REFORGED and see and feel my dream.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Bronze Casting
  • Width: 14 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 12 inches