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Sculptor’s Vision for South End of Potterfield Bridge Emerges

Andy Thompson

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July 28, 2016 8:26am
Credit: Joshua Weiner

Credit: Joshua Weiner

 

Back in the spring, Riverside Outfitters owner, Matt Perry, and I had the pleasure of showing Boulder, Colo. resident Josh Weiner around RVA on mountain bikes. Who’s Josh Weiner? He’s the artist Richmond commissioned to create a sculpture at the southern terminus of the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge.

Weiner was in town to scope out the area where the sculpture would sit, get the lay of the land and learn about the city and its relationship to the river. Well, yesterday he released what he calls “The Path Untraveled,” a series of 17-foot-tall rings that cut along the landscape at the base of the bridge (which is under construction and will offer a bike/ped pathway from Brown’s Island to Manchester).

In his proposal, Weiner writes that he hopes his vision of 10 rings, “an artwork of new paths, uncharted territory and flow will honor this legacy of pathways,” he writes. “The artwork laces through the transition zone from civilization to nature, riding the edge of nature, dancing between the built and the wild. I was drawn to create a playful connection between nature and our civilized world.”

Weiner’s proposal will go before the full Public Art Commission next month.

Like most public art, Weiner’s vision has already generated much discussion. Take a look at the pictures he included with his proposal and see what you think.


About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?


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