in the Public Realm
Genius, 2002
Artworks: Sculpture

Ralph Helmick, Stuart Schechter
New York City Department of Education Public Art for Public Schools
Cast bronze, stainless steel, cable
  • Installed, 2002
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Hanging within the main entrance of the new Leon Goldstein High School for the Sciences floats a sculptural meditation on the nature of profound discovery. The central image is a Great Horned Owl in flight, created by hundreds of precisely fixed and suspended cast bronze elements. The owl, emblematic of wisdom, is formed by a dense array of symbols culled from language and science. Like a comet, the form becomes visually more porous as it moves toward the tail, and eventually dissolves into a pa...
Courtesy of the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program
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Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences
2001 Oriental Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11235
United States

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