On Oct. 3, representatives from the City of Greenville and the Arts in Public Places Commission joined the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance (CSPA) to celebrate the unveiling of a new installment of the Butterfly Project. Created by nationally acclaimed artist Yuri Tsuzuki, the Butterfly Project has installed hundreds of butterflies on buildings, light posts and downtown parking garages. Large butterfly archways are also planned for the entrance to the Cancer Survivors Park.
Transformation, the stainless steel wall sculpture unveiled on Tuesday, reveals how the butterflies have taken flight, landed in downtown businesses and ultimately found their way home in the Cancer Survivors Park. The sculpture is accompanied by a plaque with wording written by Tsuzuki and members of the CSPA explaining the significance of the butterfly for both the Cancer Survivors Park and the city of the Greenville.
The previous week, on Sept. 29, the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance unveiled Fear Not, an 8’ x 4’ bronze sculpture by local sculptor Charles Pate, Jr. Designed to celebrate and honor all children affected by cancer, Fear Not depicts a child drawing courage from the protective embrace of a lion. As a complement to the sculpture, Pate has also written and illustrated a children’s book, which tells the story of how children find the courage to face scary things.
For more information about the Cancer Survivors Park, visit http://www.cancersurvivorspark.org/.