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Beth Galston
Sennott Park

Title: Shadow Walk
Date: 1984, 1996
Materials: Welded stainless steel
Dimensions: 6' x 5' x 13 '6"
Location: Broadway at Norfolk Street

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Shadow Walk is a sculpture of light and shadow. Five reflective stainless steel grids, arranged in ascending height, evoke fences or gates. Passageways between the grids allow for walking, and the units are designed for climbing. The screens are formal, yet playful, structures, interacting with sunlight and projecting changing shadow patterns on the ground. As the sun moves through its daily and seasonal cycles, viewers can experience the piece in a variety of moods and configurations.

For over twenty years, Galston has been building architectural-scale environments based on her interest in light and the quality of space. She uses "delicate materials to create multi-layered spaces through which viewers move and interact." She states that her work "creates a sense of place, a moment of magic or transformation." Galston received her B.A. from Cornell University in 1970, B.F.A. in 1978 from the Kansas City Art institute, and her M.S. in Visual Studies from M.I.T. in 1981. She has shown extensively in New England and has permanent installations located from Maine to Arizona.

Commissioned through the Cambridge Arts Council's Public Art Program



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