WILLOW BY THE SEA
Artist: Scott Soffa
Materials: Recycled sea glass and acrylic
About Willow by the Sea
Reminiscent of the Impressionist painters, the glass panels inserted in the cupola openings are composed in a mosaic depicting a scene with willow trees by the seaside. At dark, the cupola becomes a luminous icon in the park, resembling a Moroccan lantern.
Artist: Artist Unknown
Year: Date Unknown
Materials: Wood with Copper Veneer
Dimensions: 18′ x 9′
Although little is known about the individual history of this Cupola, domes have an ever-present stature in the canon of architecture. Whether Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, the Pantheon in Rome, Italy, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, England, or the United States Capital building in Washington D.C., domes hold strong symbolism in both Eastern and Western art. Its structural strength often translates both spiritual and imperial force in a monumental way.