Client: Jacksonville University
Location: Jacksonville, FL, United States
Completion date: 2023
Artwork budget: $627,000
Peters Glass Studio in Germany
Obelisk represents a fusion of past and present, a bridge between the
enduring echoes of antiquity and the modern world. The obelisk, a symbol of
power, spirituality, and cultural achievement, has transcended the boundaries
of time and geography, captivating the imagination for millennia. This
sculpture serves as a tribute to that enduring fascination and seeks to rekindle
a connection to the rich tapestry of human history.
As we stand before Obelisk, we are reminded of the magnificence of ancient Egypt, where these towering monoliths were raised to honor gods, pharaohs, and celestial forces. The significance of the obelisk as a symbol of strength, wisdom, and aspiration echoes through the ages, and this artwork aims to celebrate that symbolism.