The split rhomboid dodecahedron monument at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway, known as the Abstract Sculpture, was reconfigured this week for the 2017 season. Made out of steel and aluminum, the Abstract Sculpture changes from each year. The debut of this year’s sculpture is one of the 24 possible configurations, featuring kissing halves and a low profile that extends over a wide base. The 2017 configuration is the sixth since the park was dedicated in May 2012. (See past configurations here.)
The annual configuration of the Abstract Sculpture is symbolic of all who were pulled away from their country of origin and came to these shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways. One of the interesting characteristics of this year’s configuration is how vastly different the sculpture looks from different sides.
A&A Industries oversees the annual reconfiguration, based on a Guide to the Annual Reconfiguration of the Abstract Sculpture with details, prepared by the Park’s architect/designer, Donald Tallalian. The Charles G. and Doreen Bilezikian Fund, an endowed fund of Armenian Heritage Park, supports related costs of the annual reconfiguration.
The below series of images show the configuration from start to finish (above).
*Please note the images in this post were taken during and immediately after the reconfiguration construction. The sculpture will be buffed and shined to remove the reconfiguration scuff marks on the sides. The reflecting pool water will be turned on next week with the fountain in the center of the park.