As noted in 'Art In America' magazine: "the visual and philosophic concerns of the glass sculpture were replaced with other considerations: site, playground, sculptural integrity, appropriate scale, tactile response, climb on, climb in, sit on, shade incorporation, and creating a non-limiting "platform" for children's imagination." The essential ingredient with which Colin started was an intuitive, varied, playful "S" curve which was repeated with spacing related to the likely movements of children.
The prize included installation of one cast in Washington, D.C. When Colin learned that the cast was to be installed in a wealthy section of Washington, he called the White House to note his degree of unhappiness with that choice. First lady, Mrs. Johnson, who did much to enliven the District's environment, kindly arranged for a second cast to be placed in a less fortunate part of the city. Colin was greatful for her sensitivity. Nine additional castings were placed in plublic sites in Washington, Baltimore, Syracuse, Toronto, and other private sites including the Potomac School in McLean, Virginia.
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