Burlington City Arts

Sky Gates

Burlington International Airport
2004, acrylic and mixed media


Mermaid House

84 North Avenue
2003, patinated forton with copper, stainless steel, fiberglass


Sculpture On The Highway

I-89, Williston, Southbound rest area
1971, concrete


Brownstone Ball

Lakeside Avenue
Installed 2003, mixed media
Brownstone Ball’s original concept was inspired by the brownstone buildings in Brooklyn, NY, which was for a long time the blue collar community for industrial Manhattan. Brownstone Ball makes an easy symbolic connection to the Lakeside Avenue neighborhood, where Burlington’s industrial workers historically took up residence to work in the many factories that existed there. The General Dynamics building now sustains jobs in technological fields that have replaced many mechanized industries.


Fred Barrett

Pine Street, behind Maltex Building
1985, copper and steel
This piece is a tribute to Barrett, who worked in the Shelburne shipyards for over 60 years. Rick Davis commissioned Sparling to create the image in copper from a sketch drawn by Mary Bogart once Barrett could no longer work due to blindness.


Stained Glass Skylight

Burlington Public Works and Parks and Recreation Offices, Pine Street
2000, stained glass
With the construction of Burlington’s Central Maintenance Facility for the Department of Public Works and Department of Parks and Recreation, Burlington City Arts commissioned a stained glass skylight for the public reception area that depicts a colorful map of Burlington, Lake Champlain, and the surrounding communities.

Photo by Michael Weizenegger


Road To Emmaus

Saint Michael’s College
1990, black granite