Have you had the opportunity to check out the beautiful new sculpture in the Law Library?
Sol is a metal and stone sculpture created in 2015 by Nova Scotia sculptor and blacksmith Brad Hall, whose forge is located in Annapolis Royal, NS. More specifically, the piece is comprised of forged steel atop a sandstone base, and its dimensions are approximately 65” x 49” x 39” (165cm x 124cm x 99cm).
It is a classic example of Hall’s work, particularly in its usage of forged metal with detail attributes that conclude or connect the carefully shaped strands of steel. As the title might suggest, it was inspired to some extent by historic sun dial designs, though it is not intended to be functional as such. The steel is intentionally rusted but stable, and this lends a timeless quality to the feeling of the piece and its materials. Not at all symmetrical, it is nevertheless intuitively well balanced, and different viewpoints reveal different interrelationships of the forms and the open spaces between them.