A new, nautical themed sculpture at Westgate Circle is finally complete.
It's comprised of five, large wooden arcs with steel masts that suspend smaller wooden pieces above the arcs, and creator Bobby Donovan said he hopes inspires nautical images.
"It could be the ribs of a ship or the ribs of a large fish," Donovan said. "I wanted a nautical theme without being very specific."
Installation of the wooden "ribs," which are built from reclaimed oak, cedar and pine, closed the inner lane of traffic at the Westgate roundabout for approximately six hours on July 10.
A crew of volunteers recently returned with Donovan to add the steel masts and finishing touches, but they didn't need to re-route traffic.
Annapolis’ Arts in Public Spaces Commission paid $10,000 to bring the sculpture to what it calls “the gateway to the city” for a two-year term.
Commission Chairman Tom Fridrich said members decided on a temporary installation because they view the circle as a "gallery space that you change out from time to time."
It plans to begin the search for the next sculpture soon after a formal opening reception for Donovan's work is held later this summer.
Now that the sculpture is complete, what do you think of it? Does it remind you of a ship, a fish or something else entirely?