Resolute Arch is conceived as gathering place and high-impact landmark on the horizon. It is intended to start a conversation and draw the viewer towards an unexpected conclusion and experience. Appearing broken and hanging inexplicably in place, the assembly of stone challenges our perception of what we think we know, thought we understood. The sculpture is fundamentally an open symbol. The break in the form demands attention, presenting the shifting dualities of rupture and continuity, menace and security, unbidden fear and trust. It is both heavy and light, impossible; yet it stands, challenging our perceptions. Timeless and transient, the stone arch stands in contrast to our disposable culture.
Structural + Civil Engineer
Robert Baxter, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Mike Mayes, Mayes Testing Engineers, Inc.