Aspen Olmstead to install suspended sculpture, Dragonfly


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Posted August 3, 2020 |

The City of Ocala, through its Cultural Arts and Sciences Division and Water Resources Department, announces the installation of a new suspended sculpture Dragonfly in the Tuscawilla Art Park, 213 NE Fifth St., Thursday, July 30.

Based on the concept “water is life,” locally-based artist Aspen Olmstead found inspiration from the idea of and need for clean water in the life cycle of aquatic animals and insects. The sculpture is created using all recycled materials, with the wings comprised of glass pieces found in the park. Dragonfly will be suspended and help collect water that will feed into a planter underneath.

“The City of Ocala Water Resources Department is very excited to sponsor the sculpture, Dragonfly. It is a great representation of the importance of preserving and protecting our valuable water resources,” said Rachel Slocumb, Conservation Coordinator, Water Resources Department. “Dragonflies are slightly intolerant to pollution, so by reducing pollution we will be able to provide not only dragonflies, but all living things a healthier environment.”