WGL May-June 2015

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The Forgotten Artist "Hygeia"

Julian Hoke Harris Created Art for the Ages

"Hippocrates"

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hen they tore down the old terminal to make way for the new Hartsfield airport in 1983, something more was lost than a prime example of mid-century, jet-age architecture. Also gone was a sculpture evocative of its era, a style pioneered by a west Georgia sculptor whose name, like much of his art, has been lost to time. The piece was called “Phoenix� after the symbol for Atlanta, a bird rising to new life out of the ashes. Consisting of a series of metal panels resembling

STORY BY KEN DENNEY PHOTOS BY RICKY STILLEY

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