Location: Empire Street and Washington Street
Completion Date: September 2015
About Pentagon Helix
Kurt Snell’s approach to creating public art explores the myriad ways that sculpture interacts with the public and the elements. As the pentagons form a helix, a perfect form found in nature, the sculpture becomes a solid form with gradients of color and variations of line that change and create movement.
“Initially, my design was to have the top open. Then I started thinking, ‘what if a kid climbs up and falls in? What if an animal makes a nest inside of it? I mean, there’s a million things that could happen so I decided to close the top.” – Kurt Snell
Kurt is an artist, designer, and woodworker living in Providence. After studying Media and Studio Arts at the University of Arizona, he established himself as a prominent 2D artist throughout the Southwest. His art has gradually shifted from 2D to large 3D outdoor work, and Kurt now devotes all of his time to large-scale sculptural fabrication.