Thursday, February 25, 2016

Washington DC.: FDR Memorial and the New Deal

Sculptor Robert Graham's website says the following about the bas reliefs and their negative images in the area commemorating the many programs created in the time of Franklin Delano Roosevelt:
"Social Programs" contains images of the fifty-four programs that were initiated under FDR and the New Deal. Within each panel, individual images symbolize the essence of various innovative programs, set within a background of the hands and faces of workers. The names of each program are also written in Braille. These are organized as five bronze panels, each measuring 6x6 feet with five corresponding bronze cylinders, which contain the negative images or molds of the five panels."

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