Courtesy: Mike Rixon
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Chrysalis Launcher

Bradenton, Florida

Catherine Woods (

Village of the Arts, 1130 9th Street West, Bradenton, Florida, 34205
Date:  2011, 2011
Placement:  roadsides
Collection:  Bradenton Downtown Development Authority
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  aluminum (metal), stainless steel, concrete
Description:  Honoring the revived area where it is placed, metamorphosis was the inspiration for this artwork, utilizing a symbol of transformation, the butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. The angled sculpture aims colorful ‘wings of art’ down the main street of the Village of the Arts. The wings appear to flutter out and alight on lamp posts down the street. The colorful palette was inspired by the gaily painted houses in the neighborhood.

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