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Ghost Ballet

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nashville ghost ballet

Designed by Alice Aycock,

The Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks was the inaugural piece of municipal art funded by Nashville’s Percent for Art program. Situated on the East Bank Greenway, the colossal aluminum and steel artwork symbolizes the industrial heritage and vibrant energy of modern Nashville. Sitting upon a gantry crane once used to launch barges, the sculpture is comprised of red-painted steel trusses soaring toward the sky and a turbine whirlwind at the center of its base. The structure, evoking the image of an ethereal ballet, is illuminated with glowing neon lights after dark.

 

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