by Rick Delgado
on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 12:41pm.
As you drive down Interstate 80 into Roseville, CA you have seen a tall, red piece of art towering over the trees on the freeway. Ever wonder what that piece of art is, what it represents, or why it is there? For a long time, many visitors and residents have wondered what this vibrant piece of art represented, or if it is supposed to be a rose, to represent the City of Roseville.
This piece of art is called “Cosmos” (often referred to as Cosmos Tower) and was created by Aris Demetrios in 1990. A Roseville developer, Angelo Tsakopoulos, commissioned this piece of art and dedicated it to the people of Roseville. It is actually a sculpture that symbolizes unity.
About Cosmos Tower
Cosmos can be seen at Sculpture Park, which is located between Home Depot and Interstate 80. You can get up close and personal to the sculpture- just park and walk on the paved walking path right up to the sculpture. Sculpture Park is also the trail head for Miners Ravine Bike Trail, which is a 7.5 mile trail that winds its way through the City of Roseville following Miners Ravine and Dry Creek.
Sculpture Park’s Art Display
While walking around Sculpture Park, you may notice a series of smaller concrete blocks with displays of bronze art. Each year, 3rd and 4th grade Roseville students participate in an art contest creating clay sculptures representing animals or flowers. Each piece is put before a panel of judges and the winning sculptures are cast in bronze and placed on permanent display in front of the Cosmos sculpture.