Broken Symmetry - West Hartford, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 45.549 W 072° 44.527
18T E 687701 N 4625499
Broken Symmetry is located on the lawn in front of West Hartford Town Hall on South Main Street.
Waymark Code: WMG60D
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 01/17/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Tharandter
Views: 4

Broken Symmetry is a 7' high abstract sculpture by Charles O. Perry. The piece is constructed of aluminum and painted a brick red which complements the color of the brick exterior of the nearby Town Hall building.

A piece of aluminum is trifurcated at 120 degree angles. The parts coalesce to form a left-handed spiral and then separate again before ending as they began, but offset so as to form a break in the spiral. The illusion is intriguing as the shape changes as the viewer changes their perspective.

From the Charles O. Perry website: (visit link)

"Charles O. Perry (1929-2011) was a sculptor, designer, and architect. His intuitive investigation of nature's variables provides the springboard for many of his concepts. Believing that sculpture must stand on its own merit without need of explanation, Perry's work has an elegance of form that masks the mathematical and scientific complexity of its genesis. He has lectured on mathematics and art in conferences throughout the world."
Title: Broken Symmerty

Artist: Charles O. Perry

Media (materials) used: Aluminum

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): West Hartford Town Hall

Date of creation or placement: 2008

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