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Eye of Columbus

Artist

Name: Marcia Smilack
Statement: In order to capture my image "Eye of Columbus" I had to crouch down in the grass along the Sciota River and peer under a bridge at the reflected image on the surface of the water, and then just wait. My canvas is the surface of moving water; my brushes are provided by the wind and current; and my palette comes from the setting and season on the day I take the picture. In this case, I watched and waited until the wind reshaped the reflection I was looking at into a design that matched how I felt inside, which is when I clicked the shutter. I especially like two things about this image: one, it provides the resident and visitor to Columbus alike, a new way to see the city; and second, if you stand back and look at the image a second time, in an overview, you may notice (as did I) that it looks like a giant eye (of Columbus, naturally).

Description:

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority today owns the largest contemporary collection of local art in central Ohio. All of the pieces are on display in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the three Convention Center parking garages. The collection is the result of a communitywide... Read more

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority today owns the largest contemporary collection of local art in central Ohio. All of the pieces are on display in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the three Convention Center parking garages. The collection is the result of a communitywide call for art, overseen by a committee of community members and implemented by collection curators James and Michael Reese of Reese Brothers Productions. The artists represent the diversity of the Columbus community, cutting across age, gender and race.

Dates

Made: 2012
Installed: 2016

Additional Notes

South Building - near Marion

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400 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Franklin County
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