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Family - Bloomfield, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 48.605 W 072° 44.468
18T E 687634 N 4631156
Quick Description: The abstract sculpture "Family" is located on the south lawn formerly owned by the CIGNA insurance company and which is now part of the Gillette Ridge Golf Club in Bloomfield, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 12/18/2014 5:05:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMN39G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
"Family" is an abstract sculpture created by Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi in 1956-1957 and acquired by the CIGNA corporation for their new suburban campus in Bloomfield, CT.

Three groupings of polished and rough cut red and gray granite stones are arranged into a circle. The individual groupings differ in size to representing a father, mother and child. Father contains three granite blocks arranged into a T form and is 16' by 7' by 3'. Mother contains four granite blocks and in the form of a Y and is 12.3' by 5' by 2'. Child has two granite blocks forming a small Y and is 5.75' by 4.5' by 1.5'.

In 2000 CIGNA sold most of the land on the corporate campus to created a planned community which included the Gillette Ridge Golf Club.
Title: Family

Artist: Isamu Noguchi

Media (materials) used: red and gray granite

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Gillette Ridge Golf Club

Date of creation or placement: 1957

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