We’re not talking about the 1973 jazz-rock classic by Frank Zappa. We’re talking about the magical appearance of “Bottled and Broken”, a glass and iron sculpture now gracing the point of Art’s Park.

Shawn Watt, recipient of the  2007 Tackett Family Young Artist Award, describes the work as a  “bottling of emotions  and the feelings of brokeness that follow”.  Jerry Catania, who provided guidance for Shawn in its construction, sees the iron as a representation of Mother Earth and the glass component as a ‘tear catcher’ – a small glass bottle used by ancient Egyptians during funerals to catch tears and put them in the tomb.

Whatever the origin or intent, we are most happy to welcome “Bottled and Broken” to our Arts District.  Thank-you Shawn!