Location: Huntington Center, 41 S. High St. Columbus, OH 43215
Interview with Wil Wong Yee
How did you get selected to create a mural here?
We were looking for places to put our idea. CAPA (Columbus Association for the Performing Arts) reached out to us and that is how we got one at the Ohio Theatre. We had a huge response from that. We were asked by Huntington Bank through GCAC (Greater Columbus Arts Council) who asked us to work on this one.
At the time, I wasn’t sure why I was drawn to talk to Will Wong Yee. The second picture was taken a day after the first picture. It appears that they changed the design/concept of the piece. Sometimes, we must change and compromise for the greater good.
In my opinion, this work represents unity. Just by viewing the artists pictures, it is obvious that they are different. Each artist worked together bringing their talents to produce a cohesive piece.
My interpretation of the piece:
- The Statue of Liberty represents the United States. The Black Lives Matter movement is attempting to apply the milk of human kindness to the United States.
- The Statue of Liberty’s torch is said to light the way to freedom showing us the path to Liberty. It is in a state of emergency….
- Lady Justice’s scales are incomplete or broken.
- The dove carrying the olive branch represents peace.
In a word: Profound!