By Mark Koenig

August 15, 2017 - Inspired by a total solar eclipse viewed as a child, Eclipse is artist Drew Dylan's first public space sculpture. At a height ranging from 10 feet to around 11 feet, this 250+ pound marriage of weathering steel, stainless steel, and acrylic, pays tribute to this rare event. 


Suwanee artist Drew Dylan created a sculpture of a total solar eclipse, which is on display in a local park. CONTRIBUTED BY PAUL BARA / CITY OF SUWANEE The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Eclipse can rotate 360° while the angle of the upper disc and coronal ring can be adjusted using the tilt wheel located about halfway up the spine, allowing it to line it up with the sun for a daytime eclipse. Two partial crescents create a serpentine body, with nine vertebrae (one for each planet and Pluto), and a stainless-steel spinal cord that passes through the tilt wheel. The base ring has five pins (one for each rocky planet and Pluto) that define Eclipse's orbit. Some might be pleased to note that the disc and ring diameters, crossbeam count, and tilt wheel moon count, are all prime.

[h/t City of Suwanee, Georgia]

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