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"Pavilion: Based on 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' "
Medium: Steel Bar   Created: 1995   Dimensions: Each approx 6'h x 30' diameter

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Other than the leaves and trees, the basic scenes of John Keats' poem are depicted around the circumference of this structure. A musician is playing:

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on;
Not to the sensual ear, but more endeared,
Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone:
Two lovers are about to kiss:
Though winning near the goal--yet, do not grieve;
She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss,
Forever wilt thou love, and she be fair!

And a priest is leading a heifer to sacrifice; he is being followed by some townspeople. Finding immortality in art, Keats concludes:

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty"--that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.


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