A $200,000, 11,000-pound, 40-foot-long by 5-foot-deep steel sculpture titled “GENESIS” has been installed in a roundabout at the entrance of the Spaceport America property.
It’s a large arc facing upward. Inlaid into the metal are round glass pieces containing mirrors that represent the stars.
Sculptor Otto Rigan said the glass pieces, raised about a half inch from the metal, are in a pattern that copies the stars seen over the spaceport in the summer sky. “I took a section of the night sky star chart, simplified it and turned that into a pattern that could be inlaid on the inside of the sculpture,” he said