A public reception and viewing was held on Saturday afternoon for the 2015 configuration of the Abstract Sculpture at Armenian Heritage Park. Fans of the Greenway park and public art were on hand to celebrate with Julie Burros, Boston Chief of Arts & Culture, Donald Tellalian, architect and designer of the Abstract Sculpture and members of the Armenian Heritage Park Foundation that sponsored the event.
Every year, the split dodecahedron structure is reconfigured into a different shape, 25 in all, designed by architect Don Tellalian. The 2015 configuration of the Abstract Sculpture is symbolic of all who were pulled away from their country of origin as reflected in the two halves of the split dodecahedron pulled apart, slightly touching. The 2015 Abstract Sculpture is in observance of the Centennial of Armenian Genocide.
The Abstract Sculpture was hailed in the April 11, 2015 Boston Globe by Joanna Weiss as “the gem of the Greenway so far: an example of public art that is both permanent and alive.”
Here are some photos from the reception at the park: