The New Orleans Holocaust Memorial Sculpture is an artistic visual prayer in memory of the Six Million Jews of Europe and those millions of other victims who were tortured and murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators from 1933-1945.
The sculpture is composed of nine panels, each with different designs. As you view the scupture from different angles, the designs on the panels meld to form distinct images. Ten images come into view as you walk around the panels. from HolocaustMemorial.net
The New Orleans Holocaust Memorial was near the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and we passed it walking back to our hotel. I’m glad we did because it’s a really amazing piece of public art.
The history is Woldenberg Park was built in 1984 for the New Orleans World’s Fair and the New Orleans Holocaust Memorial is part of the park.
The art is interactive. As you walk around the memorial, you can see patterns of color that gradually form an image. There is an image on both sides. The artist, Yaacov Agam, is a kinetic artist.
The sculpture is composed of nine panels with different designs that become visible as you walk past the structure. The first view is a bright yellow Star of David, and as you walk past the sculpture panels depict the darkness of the Holocaust, the chaos of the world, and eventually faith, hope and renewal. The sculpture is a tribute to the Jews’ resilience, a call to never repeat the tragedy of the Holocaust, and also an impressive and dynamic work of art. from Go Nola
Agam has descriptions for each angle of his piece on a display plate near his artwork. I wish I had that information to share.
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