with first poem by Jan Beatty
Three dimensional aluminum letters are placed along two sides of the bridge. Every two weeks they are pushed manually along tracks on the bridge, removing one section from the front and adding one new section at the end, until an entire text is displayed gradually over a year.
Ten writers from Western Pennsylvania were each commissioned to write a site-specific text for the bridge. In successive years, each text will advance every two weeks, each scrolling along the bridge over the year. The entire ten texts will be scrolled over ten years.
The letters are made of powder-coated aluminum and they slide along an aluminum track anchored in the bridge. Each letter gets locked into place once in position.
on both sides of the Main Street bridge in Greensburg, PA
Commissioned by The Westmoreland Museum of Art and the City of Greensburg
300' X 2.5' X 3" powder coated and anodized aluminum.
Fabrication: Sign Effectz
Project managers: Office of Public Art - Renee Piechocki and Sallyanne Kluz
Thanks to Barbara Jones and Judith oO'Toole at the Westmoreland Museum
and to Barb Ciampini at he City of Greensburg
Photographs: Dan Speicher
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