Friday, September 21, 2012

Sculptures of Springfield: Everglades

Interesting Places I've Photographed
Everglades Sculpture
Springfield, MA
Topic: Sculptures of Springfield

GPS: N42° 06.191; W072° 35.220

Quick Description:

Everglades is located in Pynchon Plaza Park on Dwight Street in downtown Springfield, MA.

Long Description:

Pynchon Plaza Park was a bicentennial project of the City of Springfield. It's a pocket park built into a steep hillside and flanked by tall buildings. The focal point of the Pynchon Plaza Plaza is an abstract sculpture created by Isaac Witkin in 1977.

A series of brown Cor-Ten steel plates are formed into fragments of circles. The largest fragments, which are near the bottom and the edges are nearly semi-circular. Smaller fragments are arranged above the large pieces in an overlapping pattern. The sculpture is raised off the ground by matching steel legs. The sculpture is about 10' long and 3' wide and 3' high.

The sculpture was funded with a National Endowment for the Arts - Art in Public Places grant received by the City in 1974.

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