In 2007 John Powell created Dana Park Quotes, a work of public art that draws on the prose and poetry of various writers who had association with the neighborhood over the last two centuries. The aluminum discs on the light poles mark the perimeter of the central lawn and the pathway encircling it. Each disc includes quotations from selected writers and poets who lived in or visited Cambridgeport during its 300-year history.
Mounted high on the lamp posts, the discs rotate slightly with wind movement and catch sky, sunlight, foliage, and lamplight as the conditions of the day or night change. The play of light activates the form and the text.
Artist: John Powell; 2007
Material: Laser-cut aluminum