2 new artworks unveiled in the RAD Friday

Friday marked the unveiling of two sculptures in the River Arts District. One is a poem installation, written by local artist Cleaster Cotton. The other a large metal sculpture created by local artist David Tomlinson. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Some new artwork is going up in the River Arts District.

Friday marked the unveiling of two sculptures.

One is a poem installation, written by local artist Cleaster Cotton.

The project was rendered by a team at UNC-Asheville.

It's an aluminium cut-out on the 12 Bones Bridge.

Cotton says she's honored to have her artwork on display.

"It feels wonderful to be able to allow some of my work that is actually inspired by my ancestors to be seen in such a public setting. It's really exciting," she said.

"I'm so grateful. It's a great opportunity for me. It was a joy to build, and it went so well, and working together with the people from Asheville."

Asheville Greenworks also unveiled a large metal sculpture created by local artist David Tomlinson.

Nicknamed the "Big Fish", the sculpture uses art to bring awareness about water-quality programs.

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