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Eye of the Hurricane


Eye of the Hurricane

Gary Gresko, Oriental NC

This sculpture was part of the first-ever Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail in 2013-2014.

Eye of the Hurricane was created by Gary Gresko of Oriental, NC. 

His sculpture is featured on the lawn in front of the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library at the corner of Main and Smith Streets. Eye of the Hurricane is constructed of dock boards salvaged from the debris left in local creeks and on lawns by various hurricanes. The artist says, “these boards have been born again with new purpose.” He attempted to capture the invisible force of the wind and waves that destroyed these docks and translate it into curvilinear, spiraling shapes while keeping the integrity of the straight boards. Eye of the Hurricane is 6 feet wide and 10 feet tall and weighs about 500 pounds.

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