SA Sundial sculpture

The Florida Keys Sculpture Trail is now complete, beginning and/or ending at Key West’s Truman Waterfront Park, where “Wavehenge” by artists Damon Hamm and Jeff Sundheim was recently installed. The giant sundial sculpture consists of a vertical cresting wave surrounded by benches that match the shape of the shadow as it moves across each day. The sculpture holds a secret: Each solstice and equinox, the shadow and benches align when the time equals the date. The fall equinox occurred on Sept. 22, so the shadow and benches aligned perfectly at 9:22 a.m.The Florida Keys Sculpture Trail has 12 sculptures in public areas from Islamorada to Key West. Created by students in the Art Students League of New York’s Model to Monument Program, the pieces once stood along the Hudson River in Manhattan’s Riverside Park South. Key West philanthropists John Padget and the late Jacob Dekker arranged to transport and install the sculptures and donated them to the residents and visitors of Monroe County. A map at keysarts.com lists all the sculpture sites.

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