Just a block from where we live is a massive sculpture of a heron. The sculpture hangs from the side of the Renaissance I building out over the sidewalk on Ridout Street at the corner of King Street
Here is a plaque on the building telling about the sculpture.
I went there this afternoon to take a photo of the projection through the stained glass onto the granite disk marking the equinox. I arrived a bit early as you can see from the first photo I took.
While I was waiting for the coloured projection to cover the disk, I met Bruce, who did most of the stainless steel work in the construction of the sculpture.
Bruce told me that Ted Goodden, the artist (whose studio I had visited many many years ago) received $100K for the work but spent nearly $40K of that amount for the construction and installation of the sculpture. I like the work a lot.
I didn't take a full photo of the sculpture, but here is a photo of it that appears in Pokemon Go because it is a local Pokestop.
That photo doesn't do the work justice. Here's a photo I took this afternoon of just the stained glass portion of the sculpture.
Bruce told me that one consideration in installing the sculpture (i.e. hanging it from the side of the building) was that it had to be high enough that no one could jump up and grab onto it. So the bend shown above is at least 15 feet off the ground.
And today at 1:20pm EDT, the red-orange part of the stained glass hit the granite disk, just about dead centre.
It's too bad the granite disk wasn't made the size and shape of the projection (the one for the summer solstice comes close). And what's really unfortunate is that the disk for the winter solstice is nowhere near the projection, which is out in King Street! Maybe this winter, I'll go there and spray paint where the disk should be :) .
Overall, this is a cool piece of work. I love seeing it, and I'm glad the sun was shining today so I could take these photos.