One great thing about art, it can be expressed in endless ways.
"That's one of the mysteries," said sculptor Albert Paley.
What it means depends on who's looking.
"What a child might see is one thing," said Paley. "What a structural engineer might see. What somebody involved in color or music might see, it's different interpretations."
That's what Albert Paley had in mind when he set out to create his latest work. A piece called "Soliloquy."
"You can see there's a lot of detailing at the base," said Paley. "So the closer you come, the sculpture kind of unfolds itself."
The steel sculpture is the latest edition to the Centennial Sculpture Park at the Memorial Art Gallery.
"Looks good," said Blake Terzini, metal worker. "It's a gorgeous day for this, so pretty pleasant."
"Oh, I think it's awesome," said Cecelia Horwitz. "Absolutely beautiful."
The outdoor gallery is part of the MAG's 100th anniversary celebration.
"The vision has been to bring art out to the people," said Marjorie Searl, chief curator at the MAG. "Bring art out to the street."
And the project does that, fitting in perfectly with University Avenue's neighborhood of the arts concept.
"One of the things that I most particularly love is that there's a seamless quality now between us and the rest of the neighborhood," said Searl.
"How do you turn metal into something that's dynamic? That's what we have here," said Horwitz.
Paley and his crew began work on "Soliloquy" two years ago.
"We don't normally get to see all the pieces installed," said Terzini. "It's a nice change of pace."
The internationally renowned artist wanted to make sure the piece fit in with the surroundings.
"I mean, if you think about music, how music is developed, there's a given structure and there's counterpoint and rhythm and balance," said Paley. "And in many ways the complexity of the sculpture kind of addressed different realities."
"It's almost irresistible now," said Searl. "You want to live here."
Seven tons of stainless steel and color. The work is done.
"The nicest thing about big projects is when they're over," said Paley. "The complexity and the detailing."
Now open to interpretation.
"It's always nice when it comes to resolution," said Paley.