Giant Eye Glasses - Southbridge, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 04.494 W 072° 01.603
18T E 745962 N 4662370
Quick Description: Spectacular AO, a sculpture of a gigantic pair of eyeglass frames, is located on the town common opposite 14 mechanic street in Southbrige, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/16/2013 3:35:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMHAKY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 4

Long Description:

Spectacular AO, a painted steel sculpture of eyeglass frames. It was created by blacksmith-artist Michael J. Saari in 2010 and dedicated to the workers of the American Optical Company. The sculpture is installed in front of the old headquarters of the American Optical Company in October 2010.

The classic black horned-rimmed frames are displayed forming an equilateral triangle. One arm forms the base, the lens frames form one side and the second arm forms the third side. The height of the sculpture is 20 feet, according to the artist's website (link below). On the nose bridge is the logo of the American Optical Company, AO.

A nearby bronze plaque is inscribed:

"SPECTACULAR AO"
CREATED BY MICHAEL J. SAARI (2010), WOODSTOCK, CT
HONORING ALL WHO MADE AMERICAN OPTICAL AN INDUSTRY GIANT

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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