The Orbs - Poetry in the Round

The Orbs - Poetry in the Round

Laguna Beach's Heisler Park

 

48" diameter spheres. Red granite, black granite, white granite, bronze, mirror polished stainless steel. 2011

 

The Orbs are a sculptural grouping of five 48” diameter spheres composed of five different permanent materials. Each sphere contains one stanza of the poem “Sparkle (Giggle Crack)” by Shelley Cooper etched into its surface.  As visitors stroll along from sphere to sphere, they may read and become inspired by the poem amongst the beauty of the seascape park. The spheres echo the “sun”, “moon” and “pearl” which appear in the first lines of the poem.