Sculpture by Albert Paley, 2009
Located in front of The Clay Center, Lee Street and Leon Sullivan Way
Sixty-four feet tall and forty feet in diameter, this monumental, abstract sculpture marks the entrance to the Clay Center, an invitation to explore the art and science within. Step back and enjoy the full magnitude of the work or walk inside and experience its soaring height reminiscent of a cathedral. The artist, Albert Paley, has completed many works of public art, including the portal gates for the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. He was the first artist to receive Institute Honors by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the most prestigious award given by the organization to a non-architect.
Images and text courtesy of the Charleston Public Art Guide