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Somerset Sculptor's Work Spins in Silver Spring

Somerset sculptor Barton Rubenstein's new work "Botero Ballerinas" was installed in Silver Spring last week.

The installation of "Botero Ballerinas" in Silver Spring on Jan. 18, 2014. Photo courtesy of Barton Rubenstein.
The installation of "Botero Ballerinas" in Silver Spring on Jan. 18, 2014. Photo courtesy of Barton Rubenstein.
Chevy Chase sculptor Barton Rubenstein installed one of his most recent large-scale sculptures last week in Silver Spring, at the new Premier Apartments at 8711 Georgia Ave.

The "Botero Ballerinas"—named after the large-figure paintings by Fernando Botero—are a set of three eight-foot tall, stainless steel sculptures that turn in the wind. Rubenstein installed them at The Premier Apartments on Jan. 18.

Rubenstein, who studied neuroscience at the Weizmann Institute of Science, has designed and constructed numerous large-scale metal sculptures—some with moving parts, some with water elements—that can be seen around the Washington, DC, region and across the country (such as Skybound, at the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Ohio).

He also played an important role in designing the new $100 bill, Patch reported last year.

Watch the "Botero Ballerinas" spin in the snow in this YouTube video by YouTube user demarb.

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