October 12, 2012 Slideshows

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Beltline Art 

Joeff Davis
The Beltline trail between Ainsley Mall and 10th Street.
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Mike Jensen - Gnomon II

Gnomon II is a sculpture that changes throughout the day generating different shadow and light patterns depending on the time of day and the quality of the sunlight. Where a viewer stands can also effect the sculpture's appearance depending on the direction of your shadow.

The sculpture is located just south of Lewis Gulch - the section of blasted rock behind the Atlanta Botanical Garden, north of Piedmont Park.
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Mike Jensen - Gnomon II
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Gregor Turk and the Youth Art Connection - Civilizations

The Youth Connection piece has the wondrous effect of resembling gigantic ancient structures on the side of huge mountains when they are actually tiny structures built into the crevices of rock along the Beltline trail.

Located at the Lewis Gulch - the section of blasted rock behind the Atlanta Botanical Garden, north of Piedmont Park.
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Gregor Turk and the Youth Art Connection - Civilizations
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Gyun Hur - Spiritus Lenus

Spiritus Lenus, means smooth breathing in Latin. According to Hur her goal was to create a piece that was made of repeated gestures and that is accessible to people. She wants viewers to visualize many hours of labor in a simple vision. The piece is about 150 feet long, 10 feet wide and 5 feet high.

Hur's piece is located on the Eastside Trail where Angier Springs deadends into the corridor.
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David Landis - Northern White

Landis' stainless steel piece, is a tribute to the plight of the northern white rhino of which their are only a few left of breeding age in existence. The piece interacts beautifully with the Beltline spur trail behind it.

Located where the spur trails to Elizabeth Street and Freedom Park meet the Eastside Trail.
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Susan J. Champeny - ReinCARnation Hubcap Lily Pads

Champeny's piece is made of recycled plastic hubcaps and meant to show how even disposable objects can be made into art.

Located at In Clear Creek behind Ansley Mall off of Monroe Drive.
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Pam Longobardi - Reflecting Web

Longobardi's piece hangs around a 150 year old oak tree that died in a storm. Best to check it out in the late afternoon when light passes through it in fantastic way.

Reflecting Web is at the Lewis Gulch - the section of blasted rock behind the Atlanta Botanical Garden, north of Piedmont Park
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Carol Rankin - Amsterdam Skies, Rails to Rock, and Belly of the Beast

Rankin's piece is a three-sided ceramic mural made of small handmade mosaic tiles.

Rankin's art is south of Lewis Gulch - the section of blasted rock behind the Atlanta Botanical Garden, north of Piedmont Park.
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Virginia Byers and Aria Finkelstein - Easy Pickings

Easy Pickings is made from 22 miles of yarn. Lights shoot through the yarn at night and shine on top of the bridge. The Beltline trail is open till 11 pm every night.

Easy Pickings is located under the Park Drive bridge leading into Piedmont Park.
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This is Christopher T. Martin’s photograph of the area before it was developed into the Beltline. He shot the photograph in the spring of 2008. "It looks a lot better now," says Martin. "I used to bike and would get kudzu covering the chain of my bike. Now you can see things and get somewhere faster."

Martin has six photographs in the current exhibition on the Eastside trail.
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Alex Rodriguez - Whirling Wheels

Dr. Rodriguez is a practicing dentist. His sculptures on the Beltline's Eastside trail are spinning windmills made from bicycle parts.

Whirling Wheels is at Greenwood Avenue where it deadends into the Eastside Trail.
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Alex Rodriguez - Whirling Wheels
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Tarver Siebert, Chugs

The Chugs sculpture is at North and south of North Avenue on the Eastside Trail
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JD Koth, Wigwam

Koth's piece Wigwam was built for people to go inside and enjoy themselves, according to the artist. It is made of native Georgia saplings (baby trees) Koth collected in Moreland, Georgia.

It is located on the Eastside Trail south of where Angier Springs deadends into the corridor.
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A view of from the Beltline.
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Ryan Mathern and Cecilia Marrero - Immolation

The piece was motivated by the recent acts of self-immolations by Tibetan Monks who burned themselves alive to protest against their oppression by Communist China. The artist is a veteran of Burning Man and says he is bringing the esthetic that he learned there to Atlanta. He will be lighting the piece on fire at the end of its exhibition.

It is located on the Eastside Trail next to Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park.
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Cash Barnes - Take Me to Your Leader

The idea for Barnes UFO sculpture comes from a converation the artist had in 1996 when Atlanta hosted the Olympics. After giving some doors to an artist in Cabbagetown who then painted UFO's on the doors Barnes asked him why he painted flying saucers and the man said that "when the aliens come to Earth, they are not going to Moscow or Washington, they have coming right here to Atlanta to talk with Jimmy Carter," according to the Beltline's web site.

The UFO is located South of Ralph McGill on mound on westside of trail.
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Mike Jensen - Gnomon II

Gnomon II is a sculpture that changes throughout the day generating different shadow and light patterns depending on the time of day and the quality of the sunlight. Where a viewer stands can also effect the sculpture's appearance depending on the direction of your shadow.

The sculpture is located just south of Lewis Gulch - the section of blasted rock behind the Atlanta Botanical Garden, north of Piedmont Park.
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