Friday, February 6, 2015
Declaration, a 20 foot tall dichroic glass sculpture by Kenneth von Roenn, director of the Master Craftsman Studio at Florida State University, is the newest piece of public art in Tallahassee. It is located in the center of a roundabout on Gaines Street near the FSU football stadium, which you can see in the background of the first shot. This type of glass changes colors when viewed or illuminated from different directions. It may cast one color in one direction and reflects the complement of this color in the opposite direction. It is hard to get good photos of it because you have to dodge traffic, so I went late on a Sunday afternoon just as the sun was going down. I like how the colored light hits the sidewalk and street below. It is usually lit up at night, but I'm not sure I want to try going back in the dark, so go here if you want to see what it looks like at night.
By the way, it is no coincidence that this sculpture resembles a spearhead embedded in the ground. Lowell will know why. (Hint: as I mentioned above, it is located near the FSU football stadium).
Linking to SkyWatch Friday.