Obelisk - Sigmund Reszetnik
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Obelisk - Sigmund Reszetnik

Artist: Sigmund Reszetnik
Painted Steel
15'7" x 5' x 3'8"

Sigmund Reszetnik's blue "S" shaped rendition of the traditional obelisk stands over 15 feet tall and 5 feet wide. The obelisk has its origins in the civilization of ancient Egypt. Obelisks were sources of protection and defence, thought to be able to pierce the sky and break apart negative forces that might harm the temple of the Eqyptian sun god. They also appeared in what are now Central and South America.

In addition to their protective role, obelisks were used as monuments to major cultural events and markers of time and place. If you've seen the movie, or read the book, 2001: A Space Odyssey, you'll remember that obelisks were used by aliens from outer space, to track the technological developments of humanity.‚Äč

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