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Sunday, July 12, 2009

A winning combination of speed and glass

All the running marathons and bicycle races in the area the past few weeks brought back memories of one of my favorite pieces of public art.

Located in Athens, Greece, The Runner sculpture is made of layers of plate glass that give the illusion of movement. The artist is Costas Varotsos.

You can see a 360 degree panoramic view here, which will give you a better feel for the "speed" the sculpture invokes. As with most art, it is even more impressive in person.

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