In 2005, Cliff and Fariba Homesley commissioned a stainless steel sculpture
by local metal artisan, Tim Herr. Designed by Jaime Gatton, the art deco
style sculpture is a modern twist on the traditional “Lady of Justice”.
Rather than holding the sword, the lady has the sword across her back,
bearing the burden of justice, represented by the scales suspended from
either end of the sword. The blindfolds are formed by the lady’s hands.
The sculpture rests on a brick foundation built by Donald Ostwalt and designed by Cliff Homesley. The foundation is inscribed with the words “Knowledge + Justice = Freedom”. This alludes to the joining of “knowledge” as represented by the newly expanded Mooresville Public Library next door and “justice” as represented by the ideals of the law firm.
The sculpture is constructed of stainless steel and stands over eleven feet tall on top of the base, which is itself eight feet tall from its lowest point. The sculpture is dedicated in memory of Freshteh Golkho, who was the sister of Fariba Homesley (wife of partner Cliff Homesley). The sculpture further bears the following quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “The arc of the universe bends slowly but it always bends toward justice.”
The Homesleys and the law firm dedicate this sculpture further to the entire community and welcome everyone to come and see the sculpture in person. We hope that this sculpture will inspire others in the community to make a commitment to public art.