Armenian Heritage Park

     on The Greenway, Boston       

 

Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway welcomes all in celebration of the immigrant experience, and graces public space with design features to engage all ages to come together on common ground.  

The Abstract Sculpture, a split rhomboid dodecahedron, commemorates the immigrant experience. 

 

Annually, the Abstract Sculpture is reconfigured, symbolic of all who were pulled away from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways, contributing to the richness of American life and culture. 

 

In early Spring, a crane lifts and pulls apart the two halves of the split rhomboid dodecahedron, made of steel and aluminum, to create a new sculptural shape.

 “…the Abstract Sculpture shows how public art becomes a part of the city...

both permanent and alive..."   

Joanna Weiss. The Boston Globe    

The Abstract Sculpture sits atop a Reflecting Pool. The Sculpture is dedicated to lives lost during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and all genocides that have followed.

 

The water of the Reflecting Pool washes over its side and re-emerges as a single jet of water at the Labyrinth’s center, representing hope and rebirth.  

 

The Labyrinth, a circular winding path paved in grass and inlaid stone, celebrates life's journey.  

 

Art, Service, Science, Commerce are etched around its circle in tribute to contributions made to American life and culture.

 

At the crossroads of resident, business and tourist footpaths, the Park is between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park.  The Park and its endowed public programs is gift to the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from Armenian-Americans.   

  Peter Vanderwarker photo