Eye of Sauron.

Eye of Sauron

Field review by the editors.

Ossining, New York

It's 42 feet high, weighs 80 tons, and resembles a lumpy cement wishbone or, as some locals have called it, an arch from the Bedrock City McDonald's. The cement was poured on-site into an arch-shaped trench by artist Peter Lundberg, then hoisted into place in June 2015. Lundberg has said that he generally likes the piece, an opinion not shared by his Ossining critics. The part that Lundberg doesn't like is the "eye" at the apex of the arch, fitted with blue-green glass so that the sun shines through. It was put there at the request of the property developer that paid for the arch. Lundberg complained that it made his artwork look like "a lighthouse," apparently unaware of its much closer resemblance to the evil, all-seeing eye from the Lord of the Rings films.

Eye of Sauron

1 Secor Rd, Ossining, NY
Take US Hwy 9 into midtown, then turn west at the church and town clock onto Main St. Follow this road a half-mile, down a hill, across a small bridge. When you reach the end of the bridge, you'll see the sculpture ahead and to the right. Park in one of the lots at the end of the bridge.
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