Formerly the centerpiece of the National Sculpture Guild’s garden in Colorado, the Obelisk was inspired by a trip the artist took to Egypt. The top pyramid is a thick reflective glass and the four sided column, which features fascinating hieroglyphs, is lit from within. Typically obelisks, dating back to Egyptian antiquity, were made of stone. The sharp point at the top of the obelisk had the function of perforating the clouds and dispersing negative forces; it was conceptualized as providing protection or defense. 

Artist: Bruce Gueswel of the National Sculptors Guild, 2004. 
Location: Orange Memorial Park Sculpture Garden, between the Bocce and Tennis Courts.