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Burlington City Arts

Sculpture On The Highway

Artist: 
Eduardo Ramirez

I-89, Williston, Southbound rest area
1971, concrete
 
The Sculpture on the Highway project was the result of two International Sculpture Symposiums organized by Paul Aschenbach, the first in 1968 at the Vermont Marble Company in Proctor, and the second in 1971 at S.T. Griswold Company, Inc., in Williston. Aschenbach worked with the European Sculptor’s Symposium to select artists from all over the world with experience in both stone sculpture and the concept of symposium. A total of 18 sculptures were produced over the course of both symposiums and placed along rest areas on Interstates 89 and 91 from Highgate to Guilford, Vermont. Both of the newly renovated Williston rest areas exhibit sculptures from the Symposiums.