Dusk to Dawn
by Laura Richards and William Grant Turnbull
The Hayden Arts Commission, in collaboration with the City of Hayden and the Hayden Urban Renewal Agency, dedicated Dusk
in September of 2016. Dusk
were re-created out of Obelisquartet, an original design proposed for public art at the Hayden Library. Dusk, a Chalk-Fronted Corporal dragonfly sitting on an Idaho Blue-Eye Grass base, signifies the warm colors of the sky as the sun sets. Dawn, a Pronghorn Clubtail dragonfly sitting on a Hooded Ladies Tresses base, signifies the crisp, cool colors of the early morning as the sun rises. The dragonflies are perched in the “obelisk position”, a basking stance used to regulate their internal body temperature. The two dragonflies face north and south, with their wings representing the directions of the sunrise and sunset during the changing seasons. The artists, Laura Richards and William Grant Turnbull, are from Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. Turnbull specializes in lattice stainless steel structures and Ms. Richards specializes in glass blowing and casting.