“Shedding the Cloak” is a work of public art that glows bright gold from within, both day and night. Created in 2001 by Jerry Dumlao, Mary Lynn Dominguez and Tamara Dumlao, the sculpture represents a turning point in a person’s view of others. MLK hoped that all people would shed the cloak of hatred and suspicion, and don the cloak of compassion. The work is one of several commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. along the promenade, including Melvin Edwards' "Breaking of the Chains and Roberto Salas' "Dream."
The park where the sculpture can be found includes a hedge maze and a few benches for sitting. At the center of the maze, a shining sculpture awaits like a revelation.
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