Glenn Williams, 2010, stainless steel
Fire Station No. 9, Providence Rd. N. and Blue Ridge Rd.
This stylized seedling, sculpted just as it bursts into bloom, is intended as a metaphor for the growing Columbia community. Inscribed onto the seed pod are proverbs from various cultures that address the concept of a thriving community. The phrases appear to weave over themselves, reflecting the importance of a diverse citizenry working together toward common objectives. “Communitas,” the title of the work, is a Latin word that expresses the essence of community spirit. The sculpture is the third Percent for Art project to be paired with a Columbia fire station building project.