Il Segreto

EMANUELE DE REGGI

"Il Segreto" means "the secret" – in this case, the truth (represented by the fish) which must be shielded from people who cannot handle it.

Elements

INGER SANNES

The two elements of this piece evoke the nature of education: We give students a solid grounding, and send them out into the world to discover and create.

Build a Dream

RICHARD HUNT

Start from a solid foundation, and we can build amazing things.

Izar

BRUCE WHITE

Izar's soaring lines and energy are well suited to the entrance to the Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport.

Melpomene

ROMOLO DEL DEO

This updated take on classical tradition refers to Melpomene, the muse of tragedy.

Memory of Green

MASARU BANDO

When springtime's green finally arrived in the sculptor's childhood home, it gave him "a strong, secure feeling of being harbored by strong arms" – of warmth, and endless generosity and mercy.

Monument to Service

GREGORY HENRY

This work honoring all who serve, "past present and future," faces the Newport News Police Headquarters.

Spring Breeze

RODNEY CARROLL

This piece is about the strength of human relationships and the space and energy that unite and drive us.

Spirit of Life

HELAINE BLUMENFELD

A hospital is a fitting place for a piece the artist says is about "the healing power of beauty, of hope and of creation and, above all, about 'The Spirit of Life.'"

Natural

MASARU BANDO

"A centaur," the sculptor says, "unites the physical power of a horse with the emotional power of a man."