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2019 Reconfiguration of Abstract Sculpture on the Greenway

The split rhomboid dodecahedron monument at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway, known as the Abstract Sculpture, was reconfigured this week for the 2019 season. Made out of steel and aluminum, the Abstract Sculpture changes its shape each year. The debut of this year’s sculpture is one of the 24 possible configurations and the eighth 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 the sculpture is how vastly different it looks from various angles.

Rhomboid Dodecahedron Model

The sculpture itself comes out of a dodecahedron (12 sides) with each side in the shape of a rhombus (see model image). The Abstract Sculpture is reconfigured each year with a different combination of pieces.

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.