Sandpoint's Starry Tribute
'Celestial Sierra' at Schweitzer Mountain Access
In the scenic town of Sandpoint, Idaho, the 'Celestial Sierra' steel sculpture stands as a majestic landmark at a roundabout, marking the main route to the Schweitzer Mountain Resort. This distinctive public art piece captures the essence of mountainous terrain in its design, and is uniquely structured in a star configuration. This specific design choice mirrors the stunning clarity of the stars that can be observed on clear nights at such high altitudes.
Situated on a site with a challenging steep slope, meticulous attention was given to the footing design to ensure its stability and integration with the landscape. An added enchantment of 'Celestial Sierra' is its location near an airport. As planes soar overhead, their trajectory aligns with the sculpture's star configuration, creating a dynamic and awe-inspiring visual experience that connects earth, art, and sky.