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NESA Sculpted Spaces, Historic Places


  • Governor John Langdon House 143 Pleasant Street Portsmouth, NH 03801-4506 United States (map)

Gilbert Boro is currently showcasing his work Ball, Beams & Curves III/6 "Coming Together" in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at the Govenor John Langdon House.

Gilbert Boro’s “Coming Together” was created as an expression of grief over the 2012 attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  The large sculpture is an assemblage of I-beams and curved steel supports all finished in bright red paint that intersect around a large stainless steel sphere.  Veering and voiding from one another, linear metal features intersect where the steel sphere seems to levitate. In actuality the sphere is mounted on pins allowing it to roll with a gentle breeze or touch of the hand. The movement of the sphere is illusory, its mirrored surface always reflecting its environment and the rhythmic supports around it. This juxtaposition of chaos and reflection mimics the frustration and shock that comes with tragedy. The central sphere may be seen to represent completeness, stillness, and reflection; yet, poised to roll, it also suggests continuous movement, change, and renewal. 

Later Event: June 8
Summer Sculpture Showcase