The reconfiguration of the Abstract Sculpture at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway will take place on Sunday, April 7 at 7 a.m.
Annually in early spring, the Abstract Sculpture, a split rhomboid dodecahedron made of steel and aluminum, is reconfigured, symbolic of all who pulled away from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways, contributing to the richness of American life and culture.
A crane will lift, pull apart and reconfigure the two halves of the split rhomboid dodecahedron to create a new sculptural shape. See photos from last year’s reconfiguration.
Following the reconfiguration there will be coffee & conversation at 8 a.m. RSVP is appreciated to hello@ArmenianHeritagePark.org.
4 Replies to “Annual Reconfiguration of the Abstract Sculpture at Armenian Heritage Park”
While all the other commenters are trying to out-fountainhead each other in the business poll, I’m mostly just peeved at the words people keep using to describe this sculpture. There are no rhombuses on it (other than the occasional square) and it’s not 12-sided!
Ok, I will take your bait. The key word is “split” which takes what would be rhomboid shapes to make various configurations, i.e., lots of triangles and some squares. And again, I am guessing the “original” configuration was 12-sided, but when “split” it results in more sides.
The architect will be at the park on Sunday morning. Ask him to see the “book” of the configurations and perhaps he has a better explanation.
Hah. I wasn’t trying to bait. Thanks for your interpretation. 🙂
At the link is a photo of the model for the rhomboid dodecahedron, showing that each of the 12 sides is indeed a rhomboid. The Abstract Sculpture is reconfigured each year with a different combination of pieces.
Thanks to Don Tellalian, architect and designer of the Abstract Sculpture for sharing the model.
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