Station #10 of the Route of the Friendship

Grzegorz Kowalski, Manuel Garay, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

Grzegorz Kowalski (1942) was born in Warsaw, Poland, and he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in that city. He participated in various Polish symposiums and international exhibitions

Sundial under construction, Grzegorz Kowalski, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

In Sundial, a horizontal composition placed on a circular landscape predominates. Inside of it, seven cones of different shapes, some connected together like Siamese pieces, rise out.

Sundia under construction, Grzegorz Kowalski, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

Constructed of reinforced concrete standing 5 meters high, they are painted in different warm tones passing from yellow to orange, red and ochers.

Sundial completed, Grzegorz Kowalski, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

How the conical shapes play off one another creates a sensation of movement and contradictory forces for the spectator passing through the area.

Sundial completed, Grzegorz Kowalski, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C
Sundial, Grzegorz Kowalski, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

The central cone, for its position, is the one that receives the full force of the sun.

Location
Current Location: Cloverleaf Interchange of Periférico and Insurgentes Sur, on Periférico North-South direction
Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C
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