This open-armature sculpture by Wendy Ross is part of a series inspired by tiny marine protozoa called radiolaria. These minute marine protozoa possess filament-like pseudopodia, or protrusions that assist in locomotion, flotation, and gathering food. The symmetrical structure endures beyond the organism’s demise as an intricate and delicate skeleton with a central capsule-like form. Here, Ross has deposited a skeletal form, reminiscent of radiolaria. Radiating discs give Radiolaria the appearance of mobility, as though a gust of wind could propel the form off of its base.
The sculpture is located in the publicly accessible Art Atrium at Bennett Park Apartments.
Funded by Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRIT).