Smoke is rising in the town square but everything’s All Right


Number 4 on the tour of the Art around Roswell exhibit is a gleaming tower of polished aluminum located in the Roswell Town Square.  The twisting shape represent the patterns made by smoke rising and blowing in the wind.   Walking around the sculpture gives many beautiful variations as the light reflects off the shiny metal and seems to dance in the sun.

Roswell Town Square is just across the road from the old Roswell Mill.  The mill was a major supplier of cloth to the Confederate army for making uniforms.  When the town was overtaken by the Union army in 1864, the mill was burned down to prevent it’s continued use in support of the southern troops.  This artwork is said to represent the smoke rising from the ashes of that fire.

Scene from the 150th Anniversary re-enactment of the surrender of Roswell (2014)

Marc Moulton is Director of the Master of Fine Arts Program at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA.  Working primarily with stainless steel, his personal work is focused on outdoor public art which fits perfectly into the Art around Roswell exhibit.

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by Marc Moulton
Aluminum and self-weathering steel

Sculpture #4
Art around Roswell exhibit
Roswell Town Square
Roswell, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro

Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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