The Great Debate Statue


“THE GREAT DEBATE reflects the positive side of public discourse, no matter if we agree or disagree. What is important is that we have the freedom to do so. My hope is that Flyboy at The Battery will serve as a consistent reminder to hold your head high, stand firm in what you believe in, and keep pushing forward with confidence. The Flyboy character that I have created has become a pillar of hope and optimism for people around the world. He challenges people to transcend their circumstances and believe they are worthy of their dreams, no matter the color of their skin or the neighborhood they grew up in.” -Hebru Brantley

Installed, 2021
Dedication, Nov 14, 2021
Removed, Nov 13, 2022