Client: Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails, Anne Arundel County

Location: Severna Park, MD, United States

Completion date: 2004

Artwork budget: $100,000

Project Team


Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails,

Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails,


Maryland Metals

Maryland Metals


Spectrum, a 26-foot tall stainless steel and acrylic sculpture, was installed at the Planet Walk Sun Station on the B&A Trail. Spectrum is the sculptural essence of the sun. The central hub is one of nine rings surrounding forty prisms. These rings not only represent the nine planets but gives a visual illustration of the light moving outward from the sun. Within the center hub of Spectrum are forty prisms. The prisms reflect and refract the sun’s light rays producing an ever-changing spectrum of color. Spectrum is the first of 10 sculptures, the sun, and each planet for Planet Walk. Each sculpture is to be unique and gives visual form to the essence of each planet.


The hike and bike trail offered an opportunity to entertain and educate people about our solar system.