|PROMISE, powder coated steel, 16’ x 16’ x 9’|
The sphere has represented life, as an icon, since the beginning of time. I have taken this form and added the concentric circles to symbolize the rings of a tree. A tree is a symbol of strength, endurance and hope.
The solidity and grace of the form conveys a spirituality that is non-denominational. The open circle in the center of the sculpture allows the sun’s rays to pass through.
The wedge that is cut into the piece helps to focus the light, like a beam, penetrating the shadow. This wedge suggests the strength of healing against the darkness.
|Rafe Ropek Berthoud, CO|
Public artist, 1987-present
Selected Public Installations
DAWN FOUNTAIN and THE SUNSHELL, Plaza of the Sun, Aurora Municipal Center, Colorado
Valmont Park, City of Boulder, Colorado
BFA, Boston School of Fine Arts, Massachusetts
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|10/14/2005 Design by Jason Hayden and Gary A. Adams|