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Bends Toward Justice

The six arches of this gateway suggest a time-lapse sequence moving towards perfect closure (justice). Each side of the street features three arcs that get closer until they almost meet over the center of Martin Luther King Junior Drive. At the base of the largest arc on each side are handprints with pressure sensors inviting people to lean in and push. As people press, then control the lighting in the arcs, visible from a great distance. We expect people to pose and post photos of themselves doing their part to push the arcs towards justice.




Atlanta, GA


80' W x 32' H


Steel, polycarbonate, LED lighting, pressure sensors

Commissioning Agency: 

City of Atlanta - Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs


Joseph O'Connell & Creative Machines

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