Ode to John Henry sculpture series.
The Ode to John Henry collection is a series of sculptures consists of relatively young wood, old wood and aged metals from Atlanta rail lines. Combined, these items symbolize the strength of the natural spirit in man....
John Henry was a man who challenged the machine. That machine was a new steam drill tasked to do his job of drilling holes in stone for dynamite used for tunnel making. As the story goes, he defeated the machine by a thin margin but soon died after. This story tells us that with strength, determination, will and dexterity we can accomplish wonders.
Unfortunately those attributes seem to be slowly suppressed in society as the powers that be push to soften, weaken and divide us because they know the power we possess united.