Massive portrait honors NASA pioneer at Atlanta park

ATLANTA — A new massive art installation at an Atlanta park is drawing “ooh’s” and “ah’s” from families.

The 5,000 square foot portrait is at Woodruff Park and it honors Stephanie Wilson, the second Black woman to go into space.

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The installation was put in for International Day of the Girl, a United Nations initiative to recognize the rights of girls around the world.

The art has the hashtag “#AimHigher.” The intent of the art exhibit is to inspire women and girls, and especially people of color, to aim higher and reach for more advantageous goals.

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The “Earthwork” will be displayed through Oct. 22.

The project was conceived by Christina Korp, President of Purpose Entertainment and artist Stan Herd of Stan Herd Earthworks working in partnership with Atlanta Parks Department, Downtown Atlanta, the Hines Family Foundation, Mercer University STEM Education Innovation Lab, Atlanta International School and former NASA astronaut Nicole Stott’s Space for Art Foundation.

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