Icons of Integration

IoIStand For Unity has adopted the national symbolism of the Washington Monument to underwrite a community transformation process called Icons of Integration that promotes non-violence, reconciliation, atonement and forgiveness as a universal art form for all peoples at the local level.

This Icons of Integration campaign for monumental parallelism between the patronage of the state and the resiliency of the individual is represented by the customization of the three-sided obelisk for dynamic interpretation of  the Community Triangle where public spaces are used to revitalize the sacred balance between the living, the ascended and the unborn.

MLK Obelisk

The Project

  • Using the ancient science of triangular geometry to create architectural icons of integration that facilitate cultural unity
  • “It is indeed a wonder that so simple a figure as the triangle is so inexhaustible in its properties” Crelle, A. L. Sammlung mathematischer Aufsätze und Bemerkungen, Vol. 1.Berlin: Maurer, p. 176, 1821
  • Triangle geometry “has more miracles per square meter than any other area of mathematics” Kimberling, C. “Triangle Centers and Central Triangles.” Congr. Numer.129, 1-295, 1998

The Process

  • City Hall ObeliskSelect a triangular plot of land on public grounds
  • Construct a semi-permanent three sided frame-based obelisk structure (aka “Sky Tekhen”) to be draped in canvass or other materials from time to time
  • Decorate the structure with customized ICONS OF INTEGRATION representing “UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY WORLD VIBE, FIGHTING WITH PEACE AND NOT FOR IT”

Why an Obelisk?

  • The Obelisk is a universally recognized architectural monument
  • The Obelisk represents the male generative principle in nature
  • The Obelisk is a manifestation of African consciousness
  • The Obelisk serves as a monumental platform for artistic self-expression

Why the Triangle?

  • The Triangle is a universally recognized feature of sacred geometry
  • The Triangle represents the feminine reflective principle in nature
  • The Triangle is a uniquely prominent component of Western identity and architecture
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