ABC CHANNEL 7:
This monument is a work of art about to put the city of Oakland in the world spotlight.
CNN INTERNATIONAL, Headline News:
The Cheemah Project is a worldwide symbol of unity and mutual understanding between the many different cultures. (also: CNN's "web site of the day")
FINE ART MAGAZINE:
"The International Cheemah Monument Project is working towards the placement of meaningful and inspiring public monuments that turn people's thoughts to hope, self-responsibility and a more sustained and widespread honoring of all the people of the world."
The idea for the Cheemah project "was born," Lake says, "from wanting to have images in the city that celebrate life and honor cultural diversity. Because I think art is a universal language and can convey important statements that bring a more positive and compassionate outlook to people."
TV CHANNEL 2 San Francisco News:
The Cheemah Project is a strong statement that humanity can look into the future with hope and optimism if we learn to appreciate the diversity of cultures and races.
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE:
A monument which celebrates multicultural diversity.
BAY AREA BUSINESS WOMAN NEWSPAPER:
"The Cheemah statue endeavors to bring a message of hope and beauty to all of us and our children...Understanding that we need to build bridges across cultural boundaries worldwide- as well as within ourselves and our families - is essential in our care for our communities and future generations
SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER:
This is a monument that seeks to uplift and ennoble the human mind and spirit.
SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY:
This monument is dedicated to harmony between world cultures and a healing of the abuse humans have heaped on Mother Earth. City dwellers get their chance to be moved by this spirit at the unveiling ceremony.
THE TWIN CITIES TIMES:
The Cheemah Monument blends ancient and modern symbols into a positive world vision.
This sculpture celebrates the earth.
Osprey Orielle Lake's work reflects her belief that respect for the planet and respect for its peoples' cultural differences is urgently needed.
NUTS & BOLTS:
This sculpture project is a call for unity in caring for the earth.
The different sun-symbols around the base of the Cheemah pyramid are all different ways of saying "sun". In this way the Cheemah Monument reminds us of the existence of a common relation which we all have with our Sun and Earth. This sculpting lets us hope that there is a possibility for a peaceful coexistence of peoples which come from different traditions and cultures.
With the impressive Cheemah-Monument the American artist Osprey Orielle Lake makes her contribution for the mutual understandig of different cultures. With her project she wants to make people aware of the fact that we all share the same precious planet.
DEUTSCHE PRESSEAGENTUR, dpa
(Germany's biggest news-agency)
The Cheemah Project of the artist Osprey Orielle Lake is an impressive way to make people aware of our endangered nature and to contribute to the mutual understanding of the world's peoples.
Osprey Orielle Lake's huge bronze-sculpture Cheemah is a Monument of hope.
The project to build a bridge of understanding around the world with the eight Cheemah Monuments is a high goal. The 15ft high monument has now become the new symbol of the International Hamburg Airport.
The Cheemah Project is a worldwide message of peace for the people of the next millenium.
The Cheemah Sculpting is a monument with a symbolic power. The artist Ms. Lake has the vision to install on every continent a Cheemah Monument and by this to tie a network of understanding and to build bridges of hope. This is certainly another kind of globalization!
The Hamburg Airport has a new landmark!
Osprey Orielle Lake strives for nothing less than celebrating Life, Earth and Nature. This impressingly skillfull art is "heavy metal"!
This project symbolizes a hopeful path into the future of the 21st century.
RTL-TV, eight o'clock news (Europe's #1):
With this monument the Hamburg Airport has a new impressive symbol that speaks for tolerance and mutual understanding between the world's different cultures.
SAT-1, TV, eight o'clock news:
Art can build bridges
Artist Lake would like the project to support the ongoing changes in South Africa through shared goals and cultural and business exchange.