Sculpture: granite benches, limestone and concrete pavers, granite speaker enclosures, and sound
Administered by City of Wilmington 800 North French Street Wilmington Delaware 19801
Located Clifford Brown Listening Garden 1500 Clifford Brown Walk Wilmington Delaware 19801
Rothrock, Rick, 2013.
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The installation includes the central stone sculpture titled Twin Obelisks for Brownie, as well as memorial benches, a chess bench, mosaic paving, and an interactive sound system. Motion detectors sense movement and a random selection of Clifford Brown's music plays from granite enclosed speakers surrounding the central sculpture. Twin Obelisks for Brownie is inscribed with the opening bar of "Dahoud" along one side, a portrait of Clifford Brown in a center medallion, and a description of the life of Clifford Brown in a panel on the opposite side. Lyrics from "Joy Spring" and a Sonny Rollins quote are inscribed on the ground stone. Mentor names are inscribed on the central benches.