Chevy Chase sculptor Barton Rubenstein's latest large-scale sculpture, Vortex, recently was installed in the courtyard of Gaithersburg's Hidden Creek apartment home complex, at 559 Girard Ave., according to a statement from Barton Rubenstein Studios.
Vortex was inspired by the many wind farms that Rubenstein and his family saw during a road trip across the country, the statement added.
Last year, Rubenstein brought one of his sculptures—Skybound—to the 265-acre Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in southwestern Ohio. The 30-foot-tall sculpture's destination at a public sculpture park was a milestone in Rubenstein's career, Patch reported.
And, Rubenstein—who lives in the Town of Somerset, Chevy Chase—recently announced a new commission—Botero Ballerinas—a "wind kinetic" (i.e., with parts that turn as the wind hits them) sculpture sited in an outdoor garden space of a new apartment building at 8711 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. The sculpture will be installed in the fall, according to the studio statement.
Read more about Rubenstein's artwork on Patch.