Sheila Levrant de Bretteville
Biddy Mason: Time and Place
Project Area: CT/Historic Core
Project: Biddy Mason Park
Project Location: 331 S. Spring Street
Project Type: CRA Initiated
Located in the pleasant outdoor courtyard area mid-block between the Bradbury Building and 331 S. Spring St., Sheila Levrant De Bretteville's "Biddy Mason: Time and Place" is a long black concrete wall divided into segments. Each segment, representing a decade between the years 1810 and 1890 that mark the life span of Biddy Mason, contains a sentence in raised lettering that mark the significant events of its decade. Evocative of an intangible past, haunting imprints also appear on the wall, including wagon wheels, a fence, a medical bag, and shrubbery. Photographs and documents appear throughout the wall as well.
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