About Freedom Sculpture

Over the past 4 years, Farhang Foundation, a non-political, non-religious, non-profit cultural organization, has commissioned, secured city authorization and raised enough money to start fabrication of The Freedom Sculpture - Freedom, a Shared Dream, a permanent public monument celebrating individual freedom, cultural diversity and inclusiveness -- the humanitarian ideals enshrined by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution of the United States.   Once built the Freedom Sculpture will be officially gifted to Los Angeles to stand in the heart of the city as a permanent reminder of these shared values.

The mission of the Farhang Foundation is to celebrate and promote Iranian art and culture for the benefit of the community-at-large.  For us, a project like the Freedom Sculpture serves as a reminder that the humanitarian ideals enshrined in the U.S. Constitution are universally shared by people all over the world, and some of the most important of these values originated 2,500 years ago with Cyrus the Great King of Persia.  So, the Freedom Sculpture reminds us that the world is a small place and we all share the same values and desires.

The Freedom Sculpture has been made possible by the tireless efforts of a large number of people.  It’s not easy putting up a permanent public monument in the most prestigious and highly trafficked heart of Los Angeles, one of the world’s largest metropolises. [See Project Milestones]

To that end, on behalf of Farhang Foundation, we’d like to thank the City of Los Angeles and the many people working tirelessly to make this project possible:

Farhang Freedom Sculpture Committee

for initiating, overseeing and managing the whole project

  • Mark Amin
  • Pouria Abbasi
  • Hormoz Ameri
  • Amirali Angha
  • Negar Attari Pour
  • Shazad Ghanbari - Chair
  • Ahmad Gramian
  • Tannaz Guivi
  • Amir Hemmat
  • Aria Mehrabi
    • Farhad Mohit - Chair
    Shulamit Nazarian
  • Roshi Rahnamah
  • Ali C. Razi
  • Michael Saei
  • Joe Shooshani
  • Andrew Tavakoli
  • Ardie Tavangarian 

Farhang Fine Arts Council & Judges

for helping with the Public Urban Arts Contest that found us our designer, Cecil Balmond:

  • Firouzeh Ameri
  • Amirali Angha
  • Kamran Diba - Jury
    • Shazad Ghanbari - Competition Chair
    Linda Komaroff - Jury
  • Sunny Nassim
  • Ati Nazari Farmani
  • Roshi Rahnamah
  • Ali C. Razi
  • Anousheh Razi
  • Katy Saei
  • Bennett Simpson - Jury
  • Scott Schaefer - Jury
  • Fariba Vesali

Los Angeles City Officials

for their support of the Freedom Sculpture through all phases and requirements.

  • Eric Garcetti - Los Angeles Mayor
  • Paul Kortez - 5th District Councilman
  • Jasmin Shamolian - MSW Field Deputy to Councilmember Paul Kortez