If you’ve taken a stroll down the Southside Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine recently, then you might of noticed that a fabulous mural has taken over the entirety of the Ormewood Avenue bridge, which soars high above our beloved loop of the city.
Created and painted by Drew Borders, Drew’s work is “driven by a desire for representation amongst people of color, specifically Black women.”
On this magnificent new mural, the three Greek ‘fates’ are represented through three Black women, a child, a woman, and an elderly lady. The three Greek Fates, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropo, are incarnations of destiny.
In Borders’ piece, the three fates are ruled by Black women, highlighting their power. But also, it’s putting Black women, a historically marginalized group, in charge of the destinies of all. In the BeltLine’s/Borders desctiption, they write, “For once, they hold the power, their voice is final and cannot be overpowered.”
This special mural made its debut on Family Art Day, and guests or passers-by are encouraged to write the names of women who inspire them on ribbons and tie them to the fence above the mural.
You can find the mural on the Ormewood Avenue bridge, located on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Southside Trail. Art on the BeltLine is one of the many fantastic ways to experience art for free in the ATL. For a full round-up, click the link below.