One exciting new addition to Palmer Park located near the intersection of 7 Mile and Ponchartrain is a sculpture donated to us by John Rizzo, an artist/sculptor who is presently employed as the Wood Shop Manager at the College for Creative Studies. Known as the Reflections Portal, the sculpture stands 11’ high and 9’, and is constructed of hot rolled mild steel and mirror polished stainless steel. In the words of artist John Rizzo, “The gateway acts as a point of transformation for those passing through it to reinterpret the space that surrounds them, and to heighten their perception of things normally unnoticed.”
To enhance the experience, People for Palmer Park commissioned a gravel pathway through the portal. Special thanks to Mr. Rizzo, the city of Detroit for their support in moving, storing and installing the structure, and to Michigan Recreational Construction for their installation work, and for Joiner Construction for building the gravel pathway. We hope this is the beginning of a true sculpture garden in Palmer Park!