Public Art: Almaden Sphere (Almaden Community Center and Library)*Categories:
- Public Art
Artist: Ray King (2006)
Sphere is a celestial shower of light and color suspended from a web of stainless steel cables in the entry lobby of the Community Center and Library. Designed to interact with both the natural sunlight and the interior lights, the sculpture is a modern interpretation of the tradition of grand crystal chandeliers that adorned great halls. Comprised of 5,000 dichroic glass prisms Sphere measures 18’ diameter and 23’ high and weighs approximately 800 pounds.
The artist desired to create a sculpture that evokes a sense of fascination, stimulation, beauty, contemplation, and intrigue.
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