About the Piece


The Split Flap Sign

The sign holds twenty distinct graphics, sixteen of which are images or numbers, and four of which are poems written by Vermont Poet Laureates. 


The Rotating Granite Stone

The round, Barre gray, granite bench sits on a rotating base, allowing and inviting passersby to turn the piece counter-clockwise, or sit and turn it with their feet. Each time it completes one full rotation - the bronze marker passing North - the adjacent split-flap sign is triggered and flutters to the next graphic. In this way, the two components of the sculpture are invisibly yet fundamentally linked.


The Artists

Gregory Gómez of Boston, Massachusetts and Rodrigo Nava of Putney, Vermont collaborated to create Counter Rotation, taking advantage of Nava's and Gómez' unique and synergistic  skill sets.