in the Public Realm

Ralph Helmick, Stuart Schechter
City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Collection
  • Installed, 2008
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Each of the descending rings in this sculpture embodies a notion of time and place.

The upper level illustrates both human and vehicular motion. Silhouettes on this ring reflect the passage in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, tracing human development: Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Young Adult, Adult, Old Age, and Final Days. It rotates once an hour.

Focusing on local flora and domestic architecture, the middle ring reflects a different realm of daily life, one that incorporates the phys...
Courtesy of Ralph Helmick
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South Dallas Police Station
1400 South Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75215
United States

This piece is installed in the floor of the Police Station.
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