Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Update on the destruction of the statue of Sojourner Truth by Elizabeth Cattlett Mora in Sacramento

  • Again, why are the house negroes in Sac singing Silent Night about the destruction to our history? Answer, because they are house negroes!
    --Marvin X

    Thanks so much for checking in. I have been in contact with David Catlett Mora and I have gotten approval from him on the method for repair that Molly Lambert has submitted. I’ve shared with him that we are in the process of creating a contract with her and also with an art rigging company who will assist her. We are also in the process of getting a base pedestal designed and engineered so we can have it fabricated and ready for the sculpture before the repair can begin. So the timeline will depend on when we can get the various contracts executed and when the base can be fabricated.
    While we are interested in understanding the value, the insurance company has let us know that we will be reimbursed for the out of pocket costs incurred in the repair of the sculpture and that was our immediate concern. We will spend more time on the value question once the sculpture is repaired.
    We have our work cut out for us and we are anxious to move forward. Getting the paperwork in place is not the exciting part but necessary and we have a solid system in place through the City of Sacramento that we feel confident will establish the proper platform for the project.
    Thanks again for reaching out and I’m always glad to share any updates we have.

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