Largest of seven bronze sculptures created by artist, Gerald Griffin for his "Paradigm Shift series.
The artworks in this series were created as visual interpretations of original poems written by the artist over a period of twenty five years.
Like most of the works in Griffin's Paradigm Shift series, the piece features the recurring motif of a broken chain, which symbolizes a physical, mental and spiritual emancipation from the lingering affects of slavery and racial oppression experienced by many African Americans.
A young woman with traditional African headdress slowly rises from the broken chains.
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