This piece of public sculpture "Entrance to a Garden" was installed in front of Wrangler/VF Jeanswear Building on Elm Street in Downtown Greensboro. We finally went to visit this piece of artwork, made by Dennis Oppenheim and installed by the Public Art Endowment. The piece is 16 feet tall, 10 feet wide, and 8 feet deep. It is constructed of a metal mesh and is lighted at night. To us, it looks like a men's blazer and dress shirt with a necktie. As we researched the structure for this post, we learned that it is supposed to be a shirt so, indeed, it is representational art. A fashion related piece is certainly appropriate for our denim company, as is the denim and corduroy outfit of the woman admiring this piece of public art. Oppenheimer's work was selected by a committee through the Public Art Endowment. This year, Nancy Doll, Director of UNCG's Weatherspoon Art Museum chaired the committee that selected it from multiple entries under consideration.
"Entrance to a Garden" is a fun piece of sculpture as it is tactile and children can run through it! The brick and glass Wrangler/VF Jeanswear Building is partially visible on the right behind the tree with yellow leaves.