The Abstract Sculpture, a public art split dodecahedron at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway, was reinstalled on Sunday morning, March 23, 2014. The annual configuration is the third since the park was dedicated in May 2012.
On hand at this year’s reconfiguration were members of the Armenian Heritage Foundation non-profit that fund the park, sculpture and its maintenance. At 16 feet, this year’s configuration is the tallest shape of the 25 selected configurations. In the photos below, you can see architect Don Tellalian with a book of shapes, one for each year. (See the 2012 and 2013 configurations of the sculpture.)
According to ArmenianHeritagePark.org, the sculpture and its annual reconfiguration celebrates the immigrant experience – symbolic of all who were pulled apart from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways. The Sculpture sits atop a Reflecting Pool; its waters wash over its sides and re-emerge as a single jet of water at the Labyrinth’s center. The Sculpture is dedicated to lives lost during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and all genocides that have followed.
The photo gallery below shows how the sculpture was put together from the frame to the finished product at the end. Photos by Matt Conti.
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