Pillar is a conceptual work inspired by East Boston’s shipbuilding history in the late 1600s. The sculpture’s overall shape and size allude to a tree worthy of the “King’s Broad Arrow”, a mark which reserved this precious timber for the British Crown. The three iconic strikes of the Arrow can be seen on multiple sides and are further referenced by the triangular pattern itself. The fiber optic cable running throughout the sculpture is woven in classic naval braids, referencing the era of shipbuilding that transformed both the countryside and economy of East Boston.
Located on the Harborwalk, Islands is a sculptural work designed by local artist Volkan Alkanoglu and inspired by the historic transition of five islands (Noddle, Hogg, Apple, Bird, and Governor) into the peninsula known today as East Boston. The sculpture consists of five vertical structures, each representing one of the five islands and framing views of Boston Harbor and the downtown skyline. The artwork actively engages the public as each structure can be rotated and occupied as a seat. Come and see how the color, space, and light changes daily at the Harborwalk with Islands.
CURRENT EXHIBIT SOLACE: A GROUP SHOW
November 7, 2020 – April 24, 2021 First Saturdays of the month, 12:00 – 4:00 pm Clippership Commons 65 Lewis Street East Boston, MA 02128