"Atlanta from the Ashes" Restored to Beauty

August 22,2011

This report documents the Conservation Maintenance Treatment of a heroic bronze sculpture, Atlanta from the Ashes, located in Woodruff Park. The information gathered during the SOS! Sculpture Survey for inclusion in the Inventory of American Sculpture (IAS) entry for the sculpture states:

The sculpture depicts a female figure being lifted from flames by a phoenix, in reference to the phoenix of Egyptian mythology that was consumed by fire and rose from the ashes, just as Atlanta rose from the ashes and devastation of the Civil War to become an important international city. The female figure has long hair and is seen nude above the waist, looking upward. In her raised arms she holds the legs of the phoenix.