Located at Chula Vista Bayside Park overlooking the entrance to the yacht harbor, three steel Konoids resembling inverted truncated cones offer an alien salute to incoming vessels. Each shape is separate and has its own identity and motion.


Three steel plate sculptures at the north end of Bayside Park, Chula Vista.

Location:  32°37’18.2″N 117°06’15.6″W

Artist:  Kenneth Cappshttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7a/Conoid.gif/300px-Conoid.gif

Learn: In math, a conoid is explained by a geometrical solid formed by the revolution of a conic section about one of its axes; in other words, shaped somewhat like a cone, but not quite conical. The conoid was first described by Archimedes around 220 B.C. To this day, the Greek geometrician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer is considered to be the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one of the greatest of all time. The around 250 B.C.

10 Ways to Enjoy:

  1. Play hide and seek.
  2. Draw a conoid.
  3. Roll a tennis ball along the tops of the sculptures.
  4. Point out objects that have a 45 ° angle.
  5. Imagine how you would calculate the mass of a conoid in the year 200 B.C.
  6. Take pictures with the Konoids.
  7. Be inspired to learn.
  8. Do you think shapes relate to each other, both physically and conceptually? Why or why not?
  9. Create a moment of Greek comedy.
  10. Savor the expansive views of San Diego Bay from Imperial Beach to Point Loma.

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More: The individual shapes relate to each other, both physically and conceptually, to reinforce both centrifugal and centripetal forces. The three forms, as a whole, radiate both inner and outer space. The Konoid shapes are fabricated of welded, corrosion-resistant steel plates. The tallest piece is 5-feet in height and the widest is 10-feet in diameter. The artwork was installed in April 1985.