An impressive space that illustrates the converging cultures of the native Powhatan Indians, Europeans and Africans in the 17th century. The expansive gallery exhibitions detail the harsh reality of what life was like for the early settlers and their interactions with the Powhatans.
Fifteen Fiberglass Figures With Bronze Finish
Completed: October 2006
Designer: Gallagher + Associates
Client: Design + Production
The Jamestown Settlement Galleries recount the founding of America’s first permanent English colony in 1607. The government, customs, religion and aspirations of these early Virginians play a significant role in the shaping of what would one day be the United States.
For this project, Atta created fifteen life-size figures with a faux-bronze finish. Based on historical drawings and writings, on view are our interpretation of the principal figures of that time: Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas, John Rolfe and Queen Anna Nzinga of Angola.