Reflection Column

Submitted by Gathered Glassblowing Studio

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Client: Sylvania Schools

Location: Sylvania, OH, United States

Completion date: Jan 01, 2020

Artwork budget: $20,000

Project Team

designer

Adam Goldberg

Gathered Glassblowing Studio

collaborator

Mike Stevens

Gathered Glassblowing Studio

Overview

A seven-foot-tall steel and glass helix emerges from a massive, found block of locally sourced sandstone, and stands at the entrance of a newly built Science wing at Sylvania Southview High School. The piece references Perseverance: patient, persistence in doing something despite difficulty in achieving success. The sandstone base, quite literally a foundation stone, formally represents “home” for all the students. The helix, with its reflective glass represents the emergence and continuation of a community, while the cast colors and shadows reference the persistent moving-on or growth of the students as they advance. Textures and shapes within the glass panels (made of one-way mirror) allow students and viewers to contemplate and reflect themselves.