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Airfoil / Captain David Ramsay Memorial

Artist:

Valerie Maynard and Reginald Jackson

Location:

Captain David L. Ramsay Memorial Park  

Location

Captain David L. Ramsay Memorial Park
United States
42° 20' 6.3204" N, 71° 4' 47.8704" W

Neighborhood:

Roxbury

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

2002

Medium:

Stainless steel

Collection:

City of Boston

Funders:

Browne Fund

Description:

Airfoil is the centerpiece of the Roxbury veterans’ memorial in Ramsay Park. It is an abstract representation of a wing in flight, seventeen feet high, fabricated from ¾-inch thick sheets of stainless steel set upon a circular base of black Zimbabwean granite ten feet in diameter. Five black granite bollards with etched tops lead up to Airfoil. The etchings show scenes from the life of a local war hero, Captain David L. Ramsay, and also commemorate other veterans from the area. Captain Ramsay, a graduate of Roxbury English High School and the United States Military Academy, died while serving as a jet fighter pilot in the Vietnam War. The monument was created by the design team of Valerie Maynard, sculptor, and Reginald Jackson, visual artist. 

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