Diversity Heads, 2016
noun, plural diversities
1. the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness: diversity of opinion.
2. variety; multiformity.
3. the inclusion of individuals representing more than one national origin, color, religion, socioeconomic stratum, sexual orientation, etc.: diversity in the workplace.
4. a point of difference.
This sculpture is one of three surrounding the Mercury NoDa complex located at 3310 N. Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28205 USA. The Diversity Heads celebrate the variety of the NoDa community and their openness and welcoming of all who enter.
Lauren Puckett competed for and won the Mercury NoDa Project in 2016, a three sculpture project with site specific locations around the Mercury apartment complex; one of the new large scale industrial art implementations by the city of Charlotte’s “Percent for Art Program”. This project allocated one percent of the developer-funded resources required, using a minimum of $30,000 of its total budget, to fund public art in the NoDa Historic Arts District.
Image: Chelsea Bren