Addison just got a little more colorful. It has a brand-new public art installation for everyone to enjoy! This sculpture is called “Spectra,” an 18-foot-tall powder-coated steel and cable piece created by artist Scott Shubin.
Shubin is a Dallas-based sculptor who works with a variety of metals, found objects and stone. According to his bio, “he creates something spectacular from nothing, giving it beauty and form.” Additionally, Shubin also uses cantilevered elements with straight edges and curved elements that mimic nature. In 2015, he won the DFW Sculptor of the Year Award, and he has several pieces on display throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
Spectra is located on the southeast side of the AMLI residential development near Addison Circle. AMLI Residential funded “Spectra” through a donation to the Addison Arbor Foundation.
There are many public art pieces located throughout the town of Addison. These range from large monarch butterflies soaring overhead to the iconic blueprints to the pretty red loop to a giant dog face.
The art in Addison has been developed and managed by the Addison Arbor Foundation in cooperation with the Town of Addison Parks Department since 2012. This collection includes restored works and commissioned works from artists such as Nic Noblique, Jim Eppler, Eliseo, David B. Hickman and Eric McGhearty. AAF is committed to enhancing Addison’s parks and public areas with landscaping and plantings. Since 2010, AAF has provided funding for over 250 new and replacement trees throughout the town. The also sponsor 2-3 free education events throughout the year, covering topics such as landscape design, plants for North Texas, gardening tips and public art.
Check out this beautiful new sculpture this week and share a picture with us!