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"Sun Arc"

Galston, Beth

Area IV/The Port, Sculpture

Broadway at Norfolk St.

Cambridge, MA 02139

Location Description: Sennott Park

Date: 1985

Materials: Steel

Dimensions: 4'x10' or 6'x 5' 13'x 6"

Sun Arc is a sculpture of light and shadow. Five reflective stainless steel grids, arranged in ascending height, evoke fences or gates. Passageways between the grids allow for walking, and the units are designed for climbing. The screens are formal, yet playful, structures, interacting with sunlight and projecting changing shadow patterns on the ground. As the sun moves through its daily and seasonal cycles, viewers can experience the piece in a variety of moods and configurations.

City of Cambridge, Public Art Collection