Ocean Song

In 1990, along the Woldenberg Riverfront Park, John T Scott installed a kinetic sculpture called "Ocean Song." John Scott, one of the most prominent African American sculptors in New Orleans died in 2007. Scott said of the 16 foot long mirrored sculpture: "The rings at the top of the sculpture represent the circle dances that were performed at Congo Square by slaves, the wires that bisect the rings are a reminder of the traditional African diddley bow musical instrument and the wind-activated aluminum rods produce visual patterns reminiscent of jazz." ‪#‎statueoftheweek‬ ‪#‎nola‬