27' diameter 6"w
collaboration with Stuart Schechter
architect: S/L/A/M Collaborative
site: Capital Community College, Hartford, Connecticut
commissioned by State of Connecticut for Capital Community College through the Department of Public Works and the Commission on Culture and Tourism
Latitude encourages new ways of perceiving the world and experiencing location as part of a geographic and temporal continuum.
An unusual timepiece, Latitude is supported on two cross beams in Capital Community College's soaring five-story atrium. The steel ring moves slowly and silently in synch with the earth, completing one rotation every 24 hours. Each day at noon the gold-leafed silhouette of the city of Hartford arrives at the topmost position.
Latitude is also a map, albeit a fanciful one, and provides a gentle geography lesson. The city of Hartford is located at 41˚7' north latitude. Affixed to the ring are filigreed aluminum symbols alluding to locales around the globe that share this latitude. They provide context in the form of a "slice of life" of which Capital Community College is a part.
New York, NY
Heart and Mind
Klamath Falls, OR
St. Louis, IL
Disorders of Magnitude
St. Paul, MN
Persistence of Vision
Cedar Rapids, IA
Fort Worth, TX
Portrait of Neal
New York, NY
Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial
Arthur Fiedler Memorial