Artists: Barbara Neijna and Ned Smyth
Title: "Accordant Zones"
Medium: Integrated Art - Landscape Design with Sculptural Element
Year Installed: 1994
Venue: Broward Judicial Complex
South Florida artist Barbara Neijna and New York artist Ned Smyth collaborated to design this sculptural park situated on the north side of the Judicial Complex. Bordering on the south bank of New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the park encompasses many geometric and monumental sculptural elements made of coral rock and nestled among lush sub-tropical landscapes: a sphere of 16 feet diameter, a disk of 26 feet diameter by 2 feet thickness, an inverted cone of 32 feet in height by 28 feet diameter, five columns of 8 feet in height, two seating walls and several benches which offer a river viewing access.
Note: This artwork was chosen one an example of "The World's Finest Artwork", by Australia's Images Publishing - "Designing the World's Best Public Art".
"The desired appearance of this Sculptural Park is one of lushness and monumentality. These large sculptural objects are to act as counterpoints to landscape. The Sculptural Park is to resonate a sense of awe and harmony to those who use it."
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