BEHOLD: THE OBELISKS!

When longtime St. Augustine artist Jan Tomlinson Master was chosen to create an obelisk, she spent time reading the writings of those who had come to the Nation’s Oldest City to work for equality and human rights. “Two groups and two people intrigued me,” Master explains. “The Sisters of St. Joseph, the rabbis that were arrested en masse for marching for equality, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nora Zeale Hurston.” The pillar, titled The Golden Rule, was created using silver and gold mirror tiles — winding toward a golden pinnacle. “We should treat others with equality, dignity and, basically, in a same manner in which we want to be treated,” says Master of her piece. “The gold rises to the top.” Master, who was the artist selected and sent to Aviles, Spain by Compassion St. Augustine to participate in the international artist exchange for this project, will have her obelisk stationed at the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center.

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october, 2021

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