Finalist for Dr. Maya Angelou Sculpture at the San Francisco Public Library

I’m excited to announce that I’m a finalist for the Dr. Maya Angelou sculpture at the San Francisco Public Library. Congratulations to Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle and Jules Arthur, who are also finalists for the project. The sculpture launches San Francisco’s new initiative to include more historic women in public spaces, as specified by an ordinance calling for 30 percent of nonfiction figures depicted in works of art to represent women on city-owned property.

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Left to right: Jules Arthur (finalist), Maya Angelou’s son, Guy Johnson, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle (finalist), and yours truly.

Left to right: Jules Arthur (finalist), Maya Angelou’s son, Guy Johnson, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle (finalist), and yours truly.

The proposals will be on view at the San Francisco Public Library from July 17-31 and are open to public comments. View the proposals online here.

The project was featured in The San Francisco Chronicle in “Statue of Maya Angelou comes into sharp relief as SF diversifies public art” by Heather Knight. Read the article here.