North Square is a small square with a big place in history and a big view of the Boston skyline. We propose four sculptures that embrace this idea in four different ways. Our concept resists the idea that there is one history to the Square. Rather, it emphasizes the many histories and peoples that have made North Square their home over the centuries.
We propose four sculptures in bronze, finished with a patina that evokes nautical themes. The size of the sculptures will be human scale. They will be mounted on stone bases, and placed in relation to key architectural features around the Square. Each sculpture echoes the character of the Square as a small space looking outwards to a big view. Some of the sculpture will be made in direct collaboration with the community.
THE DESIGN OF THE SQUARE
The locations of the sculptures in the Square is under consideration, and designs will follow. The overall program of sculptures in situ will seek to increase green space and places to sit and relax around the perimeter of the Square.
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PDF concept sheet:
Artistic Vision for North Square printable PDF
Boston Art Commission
Boston Public Works Department