STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A city in the Golden Triangle will have a new art piece going up with the intentions of bringing unity to the city.
Dylan Karges is a local artist who has worked in the world of art for over 20 years.
His newest piece will be in Unity Park.
Karges said his inspiration for the artwork is to emphasize the history of Civil Rights and those that participated in it.
The piece will be made up of 75 cast iron figurines ranging anywhere from eight to sixteen inches.
Along with the different sizes, Karges will make each sculpture unique while also coming together as one cohesive piece.
“We strive for unity despite our differences and so our differences are really important in that factor,” he said.
This project will cost around $8,600. It's funded by the Oktibehha County Board of Supervisors and Mississippi State University grants, but Karges hopes to add more in the future.
“It’s a celebration of our local talents as much as anything else," said Karges. "Hopefully there’s repercussions there were it just inspires more work to be done on a larger scale.”
Karges hopes to have the piece completed and set up permanently in the park within a month.