This sculpture was built as part of the Lawrence Percent for Art Program. It was on the site of a new fire station in east Lawrence. The structural backbone represents the firefighters and medics; the individual columns working in unison to hold the shield that protects the community. The heart of the community is personified by a grid of steel that represents the attempt to create order in a world of complexity. A translucent chainmail hangs from the frame like a knight’s armor protecting the community. Its graceful movement in the wind contrasts with the rigid materials it screens. The undulating high strength glass will allow a view to the sculpture’s intricate structure while symbolizing the fragility of our modern community and how easily it can fall into chaos without the shield afforded by our civil servants.
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