There was some controversy regarding the County's Public Art contract
about copyright issues & after the commission was finished: the raw melted gun metal rust.
Article appeared in the Jan 8,2004 issue of the Weekly Planet (Creative Loafing)
“...By any measure, the sculptures, titled "Components of Public Safety, I & II," are remarkable. The Ybor piece features a steel circle — 7 feet in diameter, 2 feet wide — encasing a stainless steel, five-point star, representing the sheriff's badge. Most of the area surrounding the star is filled with the gunmetal, which was melted down in a Jacksonville foundry along with other scrap steel and then crafted into sections of rebar and 5-inch by 5-inch metal billets.”
Clip from the article
by Eric Snider
Linda Berghoff has graduate degrees in arts administration from Drexel University (MS) and Temple University/Tyler School of Art (BFA/MFA).
Tarpon Springs Campus