East 2 West Source Point
Wellington E. Webb Municipal Building
Central Business District
Carrara marble, cast bronze, gold leaf
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About This Piece
Centrally located in the South Entry Plaza are two carved gray marble Heads. Suggested by the ancient Janus figure on Roman gateways and portals, the Heads look to the past and the future to remind us of this moment in time. The Heads are made of thick slabs of stone stacked together. These layers of stone suggest the striations of the earth, and the building up of layers in the creation of a city and our communities. The carving reveals both rough and smooth tactile surfaces in the stone. The Heads are only a portion of an entire head form, they are designed to reveal only a portion of the face. There is a window in the middle of the two heads 6’ square.
A cast bronze Bob is suspended in the window of the Heads. The surface bears the imprints of hands and fingers, those who have helped to create and build this building and the city, suggesting the participation of many citizens to build their city.