Pan Am Public Art: Art Across Borders Artist
Project: One More River to Cross, sculpture arch with three figures, cement, clay and ceramic tiles, 9-ft. high x 7-ft. wide x 1-ft. deep
Site 5: LaSalle Park
"One More River to Cross" was a frequently quoted motivational expression used by slaves on encountering the Niagara Riverthe last major obstacle along the Underground Railroad on their way to freedom in Canada. A cement-formed arch symbolizes the obstacle that is also the form of passage. Two women on the arch are together, one struggling and the other helping her. A third female figure, having reached her destination, sits in repose, contented, at least for the moment, with her accomplishments. The sculpture is covered with handmade high-fired ceramic tiles.
Nancy Gabriel studied ceramic design at Buffalo State College from 1984-87. Since the 1980s, she has produced public installations in the area: Mel Ott Little League Pavilion, Amherst and Cybeles Café, Buffalo (2000); Spot Coffee, New World Record, and Quills Apothecary (1999), Fiddleheads (1996), Café Cosmos (1995), Nietzsches Night Club (1994), and Niagara County Community College (1983-84). She has also produced work for 13 private commissions in Buffalo, Amherst, New York, Lewiston, and Kenmore.
| Community Events/Meetings
Membership | An Invitation | Related Links | Home Page
For information about the Public Art Project, contact Sandra
Women in the Arts Focus Group site designed by Nerkworks.
Technical Support provided by the Office of Public Service and Urban Affairs at the University at Buffalo.
Copyright © 2000, Women's Pavilion Pan American 2001, Inc. All Rights Reserved.