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Artist:

Ralph Helmick

Location:

Patrick Lyndon School, 20 Mount Vernon St.  

Location

Patrick Lyndon School, 20 Mount Vernon St.
near Centre St
United States
42° 16' 58.5516" N, 71° 9' 31.212" W

Neighborhood:

West Roxbury

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

2011

Medium:

Stainless steel

Collection:

City of Boston

Funders:

Description:

Mr. Helmick constructed a seven-and-a-half foot portrait of Albert Einstein for the courtyard of the Patrick Lyndon School.  Staggered in a seemingly random manner, the horizontally-stacked pipes begin to visually cohere as one walks toward the school.  At the focal point, the forms optically align into a portrait of Einstein.  As an inspiration to the school, Einstein is a model of intellectual curiosity, scientific distinction, and world citizenship

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