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Meet the Artist Behind ‘The Path Untraveled’ (You Know, Those Giant Rings Near the T-Pot)

Andy Thompson

March 22, 2017 9:53am

Last year I spent some time with Josh Weiner as he prepared for his art installation at the south end of the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge. The bridge wasn’t completed yet, and the area that now features his giant steel rings was a tangle of overgrowth and invasive species. Matt Perry, of Riverside Outiftters, and I biked around with Weiner, talking about Richmond and it’s relationship to the James River.

There are 8 rings in Weiner’s ‘The Path Untraveled.’

Personally I’m a huge fan of Weiner’s “The Path Untraveled,” the installation he produced, and I can’t wait to see how it, and the landscaping around it, change with the seasons. So, I’m excited that Weiner is coming back to Richmond for a kind of public unveiling of his art and discussion about it. This Sunday at 1 p.m., the public is invited to join members of the site team and Public Art Commission to meet Josh, hear about his vision for the artwork and his process and celebrate the wonderful new addition to this public open space.

Parking is available at the Floodwall entrance at 7th and Semmes or take the T.Tyler Potterfield Bridge from Brown’s Island. Attendees will gather for remarks and a talk with the artist at the base of the path closest to the Floodwall.

Click here  to read more about the T. Tyler Potterfield Bridge and other elements of the Riverfront Master plan. And if you have questions about the Public Art Program, feel free to attend a regular Public Art Commission monthly meeting or drop by our open office hours.

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?