About the Piece

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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. 

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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.

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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.