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Spielschiff (Play Ship)
Artwork

Artist
Bonifatius Stirnberg
Collection
Arlington Public Art
Dates
  • Installed, 2007
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Description
Spielschiff ("Play Ship" in German) is an interactive play sculpture with parts that can be repositioned, swiveled, peered through, and explored. Children can imagine they command a magical vessel either from the lower level's revolving hull, or in the crow's nest, equipped with kaleidoscopes and a weathervane. Stirnberg recast Spielschiff from molds he used in 1979 to create an identical piece for Aachen, Arlington's sister city in Germany. Here, a medallion on the upper level is cast with the...
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Location
Maury Park
3550 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

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