Being a lover of arches of all kinds, I was drawn to this sculpture the first evening I walked in Lamar Park. The oiled steel sculpture was done by Carl Billingsley of Greensboro, NC. The former professor from East Carolina University retired in 2014 and continues to work world-wide in large-scale sculpture.
Professor Billingsley said of his work:
For me sculpture is a special means of communication. It is a way for me to express some of my thoughts and ideas about the human condition. I usually create abstract sculptures that don’t represent objects, persons or creatures. More likely, the sculptures are about human activities and ideas that have preoccupied our species for millennia. Ideas such as way-finding…Castlewood Downs, The Lexington Art League. Retrieved from http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/castlewood-downs.html
The Artwork Statement (Lexington Art League) defines the piece as “an abstract sculpture that takes the form of an architectural structure…What makes it a sculpture and NOT a piece of architecture is primarily the fact that it has no other architectural attributes, it is not part of a wall, building or other contexts…’Passage’ also references the psychological, social and emotional aspects of Architecture and Sculpture. What narrow passages have you encountered in your life?”
What narrow passages have you encountered as you are ‘way-finding’?