Quilt Tradition: Sunshade Structure

Barbara Abrelat, others

Barbara Abrelat and others, 1996
Sculpture
Cast concrete, steel, stainless steel
Corporation for Olympic Development in Atlanta
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

“Sunshade Structure” was required to meet special design constraints, including the capability to withstand heavy vibrations as well as blend in with its surroundings to prevent traffic accidents. The resulting eight-pointed star structure was created by several artists, each of whom created a design for a point of the star. These artists include: Barbara Abrelat, Barbara Butler, Darlyne Dandridge, Nora Ezel, Hazel Fulton, Sharon Henderson, Wini McQueen, Hystercine Rankin and Patricia Stettler. The process of piecing together the structure from the various artists’ pieces resembles that of quilt making. Using natural sunlight, the structure casts intricate shadows on the ground below.
Address
Piedmont Ave. at Baker St.
ATLANTA, GA 30308
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Sculpture
Cast concrete, steel, stainless steel
Corporation for Olympic Development in Atlanta 
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

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