Edison, New Jersey: Light Dispelling Darkness - WPA Art

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Pine Drive, Edison, NJ
In Roosevelt Park. I-287 exit 1A. Drive north on US Hwy 1 for one mile. At the light, take the jughandle on the right onto CR 660/Grandview Ave. Cross Hwy 1. Once you do, you'll see the park on the right. Turn right onto Pine Drive, into the park, then quickly turn left into a small parking lot. Walk across Pine Drive, past the Veterans Memorial, to the fountain.
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Light Dispelling Darkness.

Light Dispelling Darkness - WPA Art

Science, Industry, and Education dispel War, Famine, Pestilence, Death, Greed, and Materialism. In a fountain. Elaborate and alarming.

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Light Dispelling Darkness

We were able to go when the fountain was dry, which was great for being able to see the figures up close.

[Janki, 10/17/2011]

Light Dispelling Darkness sculpture.

Light Dispelling Darkness - WPA Project

"Light Dispelling Darkness" is a unique sculpture and fountain in Roosevelt Park. The sculpture depicts a unified world where Science, Industry and Education dispel War, Famine, Pestilence, Death, Greed and Materialism.

Originally created as a WPA project in 1937, the art Deco terra cotta is by sculptor Waylande Gregory. It was recently renovated.

[Tom Beattie, 11/12/2007]

Grim figure banished by enlightenment.

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