THE NELSON MANDELA MEMORIAL DESIGN COMPETITION

The Nelson Mandela Foundation solicited design submissions for a monument that reflected Nelson Mandela’s life, values and contribution to humanity. The PUSH studio design expressed Nelson Mandela as A MIGHTY STONE that has been weathered and shaped by his life experiences and the forces of the social and political environment of his time. The MIGHTY STONE is like a spiral form timeline expressed in four interconnected sculptural carvings: Ripple of Birth, Slope of Leadership,  Pool of Reflection and Rise to Social Change. (one is missing)

Sponsor: The Nelson Mandela Foundation
Location: Redwood City, CA: Skylawn Memorial Park
Status: Competition / 2014
Project Team: Glenn LaRue Smith, Principal    Vinson J. Camacho, Principal