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Cathedral Church of St. Paul Pediment

Artist:

Donald Lipski

Location:

 

Location

United States
42° 21' 21.4524" N, 71° 3' 44.8164" W

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Type:

Architectural Sculpture

Year:

2012

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Description:

Following a national search and selection process involving members of the wider diocese and experts in contemporary art and sculpture, Donald Lipski was chosen to complete the pediment of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul—empty and unfinished since the original builders ran out of funds 190 years ago.

Lipski's proposal incorporates a non-traditional sculpture depicting a cross-section of a chambered nautilus placed against a blue field, to be dramatically lit at night.

Donald Lipski, a resident of Philadelphia, is an internationally recognized artist specializing in public art projects. His career spans more than 30 years and includes major works in many cities across America.

The installation of the sculpture coincided with the rededication and celebration of the 100th anniversary as the diocesan cathedral on October 7, 2012. 

Photo courtesy of The Cathedral Church of St. Paul

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