Large lovely new nests rest on granite posts designed decades ago by William Reimann.
I first noticed the nests at night, March 18, outside the Porter Square T station in Cambridge. Returning over the next few days to take their pictures, I caught connections to the enduring designs in the granite bollards ( posts) beneath them. This led me to finally follow up through online resources to confirm that William Reimann designed the bollards that were placed in 1983:
“Combining traditional folk art with modern urban design, the artist sandblasted these intricate ethnic designs into the granite bollards that surround the station. The designs are based on elements unique to the various ethnic groups who populate the Porter Square area, including African, Celtic, Germanic, Greek, Hispanic, Italian, Japanese, Penobscot Indian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Scandinavian. “ ( quote from Cambridge Public Art Tour map)
That led me on to other impressive public art on William Reimann’s website, including work in local parks that I will want to post about in future.
Meanwhile my online research and wanderings around the physical site have left me clueless about who made the nests. So I am posting now in hope of clues about the making of the nests, and of course to invite anyone near Porter Square to enjoy these enticing intricate structures while they last!
Can you help solve the mystery?
Who created large lovely nests outside the entrance of Porter Square T Station?
I will revise this or start a new post as needed. Many thanks!