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Trinity Plaza falls under the 1% for Art program. Although the project began construction several years ago, the public space areas are not yet complete. The concept for the public space (titled “C’era Una Volta” – Once Upon a Time) was developed by artist Lawrence Argent.
The overall composition of the open space is comprised of glass and marble sculptures, a stone wall and assemblage of blocks evocative of a quarry, and several scattered marble blocks with partially carved sculptures that appear to emerge from the stone.
Two of these glass sculptures can now be seen at the entry, although a large grate still prevents the public from entering the park area. These two sculptures sit atop a mosaic tile floor patterned from an ancient Pompeiian mosaic. It is made of Bardiglio marble, Carrara white marble and Chinese Black granite.
The glass sculptures are 3/4” thick tempered clear glass with a hollow cavity inside. There are LED lights sculpted within that will change colors.
Argent obtained a B.A. in sculpture from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia and an M.F.A. from Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.