Hank Willis Thomas
NEW YORK CITY, USA
Hank Willis Thomas’ Unity depicts a colossal arm and hand, powerfully pointing towards the sky.
Commissioned by the City of New York, the work is permanently installed near the base of the Brooklyn Bridge and is a memorable new landmark that reflects the energy and spirit of the borough. Working closely with the artist, UAP fabricated the 6.8 metre tall sculpture, utilizing multiple fine art bronze casting processes to create the precise form with hand patina finish.
This sculpture is an homage to and celebration of the unique and multi-faceted character of the borough of Brooklyn. The spirit of Brooklyn has always been about upward mobility and connection to roots. The large-scale sculpture of a bronze arm pointing toward the sky is intended to convey to a wide audience a myriad of ideas about individuals and collective identity, ambition, and perseverance.Hank Willis Thomas
Image credits: NYC Department of Design and Construction / Matthew Lapiska, Chris Roque