Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway
Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway welcomes all in celebration of the immigrant experience. The Park graces the public space with design features to engage all ages.
The Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron, commemorates the immigrant experience. Annually, the Abstract Sculpture is reconfigured, symbolic of all who pulled away from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways. In early April, a crane lifts and pulls apart the two halves of the split dodecahedron, made of steel and aluminum, and reshapes the two halves into a new and different configuration of the Abstract Sculpture.
“….the Abstract Sculpture shows how public art becomes a part of the city... an example of public art that is both permanent and alive..." - Joanna Weiss The Boston Globe. April 11, 2015
The Abstract Sculpture sits atop a Reflecting Pool; its waters wash over its sides andre-emerge as a single jet of water at the Labyrinth’s center. The Sculpture is dedicated to lives lost during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and all genocides that have followed.
The Labyrinth, a circular winding path paved in grass and inlaid stone, celebrates life's journey. A single jet of water marks its center, representing hope and rebirth.
Art, Service, Science and Commerce are etched around its circle in tribute to contributions made to American life and culture.
At the crossroads of resident, business and tourist footpaths, the Park is between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park. The Park and its endowed public programs is gift to the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from Armenian-Americans