"Up" (Moreland Avenue, Atlanta)

Up 2011, painted wood, 10' x 1'

Up, 2011

Up, 2011

In 2011, Flux Projects sponsored a sculptural installtion by Charlie Brouwer, Rise Up, at Freedom Park overlooking Moreland Avenue near the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. To create the project, the artist asked area residents to donate or loan ladders, including handmade ladders. For his particpation, Morse created a handmade ladder painted in staggered black and white, a reference to both race relations and a strand of DNA, the common thread of humanity. In May 2013, Up was repaired, repainted and returned to Atlanta's Moreland Avenue near the intersection of Confederate Avenue, approximately three miles south of its original debut.