Astral Tree - Jacksonville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 15.770 W 081° 26.404
17R E 457668 N 3347991
Quick Description: This colorful piece of abstract kinetic art is located at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/29/2015 6:23:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMPWAV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
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Long Description:
The piece is mounted on a metal pole in a pond at the Mayo Clinic Campus. When wind hits the colorful "paddles", the sculpture moves up and down and around. It almost looks likes someone swimming. A plaque on land near the statue reads:

"Astral Tree

Mr. and Mrs. Rawleigh Warner of Hobe Sound, Florida, longtime patients and benefactors, donated this sculpture by Susumu Shingu of Japan. Its placement here, amid the water and flora, matches Mr. Shingu's philosophy of "making contact with nature by creating works right in nature.""
Title of Piece: Astral Tree

Artist: Susumu Shingu

Material/Media: Steel and aluminum

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Mayo Clinic Campus

Date of Creation or Placement: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Web link(s) to YouTube or other video: Not listed

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