Purchased by Roswell Arts Fund and The Hagan Family Foundation as a lasting tribute to Robert Farley and his immeasurable contributions to the arts in our city. 2018
From 2005-2011, Rothermel was a sculpture professor at Hong Kong Baptist University in China, where he was asked to help start the Academy of Visual Arts. He received research grants to travel throughout China to different sculpture zones to find raw materials.
He found the raw material that created Granite Ring on one of these ventures. The core was cut out of it in its existing form, but it was about four times bigger. He was inspired by its history, symmetry and the beauty of the piece. He is interested in pulling and pushing surfaces and planes, the polishing of the piece, and the simple nature of it all.
What materials in nature inspire you? #granitering #artaroundroswell
Location: Cultural Arts Center, Bridge Entrance
Materials: Blue Pearl Granite Dimensions 60” x 20″ x 8″
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Roswell Arts Fund, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to strengthen the scope of public arts in the city and to champion the ability of the arts to excite the imagination, strengthen public places, and encourage conversation.
As the designated Art Agency for the City of Roswell since 2015, RAF leads the implementation of public art initiatives as directed by the City and defined by the City’s Imagine Roswell Arts and Culture 2030 Study and the Public Art Master Plan.