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Rooted

Artist:

Kristin McVeigh

Location:

 

Location

United States
42° 20' 30.6888" N, 71° 3' 10.9224" W

Neighborhood:

South Boston

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

Medium:

Granite

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Description:

"Rooted" reproduces a huge old tree stump in pink North American granite. The round form of the stump has been opened and its interior cut down to create facing benches. An opening at the rear, a secret passageway to and from the benches suggests a hiding place for small animals. The exterior sides of the sculpture have been roughened to resemble tree bark, and the faces and forms of small animals are etched in its folds. The sculptor, Kristin McVeigh, created "Rooted" to complement the play area in Flaherty Park.

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