Symbolism There is a plethora of symbolism that is represented in our sculpture. The chains at the base of the sculpture, made of newspaper, climb the post, representing the chains of bondage that those who were in the the suffering of slavery were trying to escape. The three doves, made of styrofoam plates, represent those who have broken the chains of slavery and their spirits being set free. The old sign hanging from the post, made of cardboard, shows the path that was taken for the Symmes Creek Trail, as well as the title of our sculpture. The highlight of the sculpture is the lantern, made of newspaper and plastic two liter bottles, represents the lanterns that were used to light the way to freedom in the Underground Railroad. The vines and flowers, made from plastic bottles, that are intertwined with the chains, represent the promise of new hope and life arising out of the darkness of slavery.

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