2007 10’ diameter 3’ d
collaboration with Stuart Schechter
material: steel, stainless steel, acrylic, motor, LED lighting
architect: Perkins + Will
site: Dallas South Central Police Substation, Dallas, TX
commissioned by the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs
photographs by Will Howcroft
Perspective is set into the lobby floor of this police station, and visitors walk over a large glass disc to experience the sculpture. Each of the piece’s descending rings incorporates a different expression of time and space.
The upper level illustrates both human and vehicular motion. Silhouettes on this ring reflect the passage in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, tracing human development: Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Young Adult, Adult, Old Age, and Final Days. It rotates once an hour.
Focusing on local flora and domestic architecture, the middle ring reflects a different realm of daily life, one that incorporates the physical infrastructure of our daily routine. It rotates once every eight hours, an average work shift.
The Dallas skyline dominates the lowest silhouette, which also includes outlines of other area icons. This is the realm of regional identity. Adjusted for scale, this ring revolves at the same speed of the earth, once every 24 hours.
The “sky beneath” offers a link between the earthly and the celestial.
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