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Artist: Christopher T. Ray

Earth, Air, Fire, Water
Christopher T. Ray, 1972 - 1990
* plants, bird, sun
* 5 metal sculptured gates. Apartment complex bounded by Front, Second, Spruce, and Delancey.
* 39.944400,-75.144850 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour




Phoenix Tree
Christopher T. Ray, 1975
* big abstract tree, partial person, bird
* In the traffic circle of the Presbyterian Medical Center. North and East of 39th and Filbert.
* 39.958550,-75.199000 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* See also:
+Presbyterian Medical Center




The Seed
Christopher T. Ray, 1976
* big seed
* inscription:
Source: Deuteronomy 8:7-8:11
"...for the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land..."
The Seed symbolizes the generation of creative life in America, the Good Land which has made us welcome. In its roots exist the reminder of our origins and traditions. In the leaves are the elements of continuing growth. From the pod and its emerging flowr comes the promise of the future.
* Entrance. Mikveh Israel. East Side of 5th Street, North of Market, along the walkway between 4th and 5th..
* 39.951175,-75.147550 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+Mikveh Israel




Estuary Gate
Christopher T. Ray, 1979
* plants, turtle, birds, lizard
* Gate. North end of John F. Collins Park. South side of Ranstead, West of 17th.
* 39.951900,-75.169000 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+Center City District Parks: John F. Collins Park
+Chestnut Park page from asla.org




Wissahickon Valley Gate
Christopher T. Ray, 1979
* plants, owl, insect
* Gate. South end of John F. Collins Park. North side of Chestnut, West of 17th.
* 39.951600,-75.169100 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+Center City District Parks: John F. Collins Park
+Chestnut Park page from asla.org




Fountain
Christopher T. Ray, 1983
* abstract form
* Non-functioning. Visible through the fence.
* Plaza. South side of Ascension Manor. North side of Poplar between 7th and Franklin.
* 39.967850,-75.149200 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour




Tension/Compression
Christopher T. Ray, 1983
* abstract forms
* Wall. North side of South between 19th and 20th near both corners.
* 39.944800,-75.174260 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour


See Also

+chrisray.com