Captain David L. Ramsay Memorial Park Public Art Commissions
Olaleye Communications, Inc. won the opportunity to implement a monument at Ramsay Park in Roxbury, MA. This work memorializes Captain David L. Ramsay and other local African Americans killed in Viet Nam and previous wars.
The project was created by The Veterans Benefit Clearinghouse Inc. and the Ramsay Memorial Site Committee. It was constructed under the aegis of Mayor Thomas M. Mennino, City of Boston, in 2002. It was funded by the Henderson Foundation and The Boston City Trust.
The Airfoil created by sculptor Valerie Maynard stands almost 17’ tall is made of 3/4” stainless steel and sits on a 10’ in diameter Zimbabwean black granite base with a red granite inlay. The 5 black granite tablets that lead up to the Airfoil are 30” in diameter and are etched depicting the story of David L. Ramsay and other veterans from the area.
Murals at Northeastern University
These murals were first created in 1970 in consultation with the Community Advisory Board of the African American Institute at Northeastern University, Stull and Lee and Olaleye Communications, Inc.
In 2007 the restoration of Mame Jato, the 8ft. x 12 ft. photomural mounted on a wooden platform was encased in a acrylic envelope to reduce exposure to the elements. Additionally a new digital image of “Watching”, 37 ft x 18 ft. , was created to embrace the entryway of the new home of the Institute.