Artist Statement

The city of Atlanta, in its lush landscape, has hundreds of deciduous trees that over the course of time incurred damage. This damage can either be caused meteorologically, by way of industry or by humans. There are trees that have been pruned in order to spare its life. “Prosthesis” is a semi-permanent installation that uses prosthetic tree limbs to help re‑arm the city’s tree line and provide hope for the displaced.


Artist Bio

Antonio Darden was born near Raleigh, North Carolina and relocated with his
family to a suburb outside Atlanta, Georgia in his youth. Darden graduated
with his BFA from Georgia State University in three-dimensional design with a
concentration in sculpture in 2006. He and fellow artist Matt Sigmon created
the artist collaborative, The Art Ocials, in 2009. Darden is also the principal
designer for Radha Durante Design, launched in 2011. He has curated a
number of exhibitions and has been included in shows in the United States,
the United Kingdom, and Mexico. Antonio Darden currently lives and works in
Atlanta, Georgia.