Estes Hills Elementary will be celebrating and dedicating a new art installation at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26. Originally contacted by Estes Hills’ School Beautification Committee in an inquiry as to the price to purchase a piece, Solie elected to install an original work in front of the school at no cost.

The large metal sculpture, standing 14 feet high and “on loan indefinitely,” was created by Durham-based artist Guy Solie. Solie began his career as an artist inspired by the work of Alexander Calder, working on metal sculpture and mobiles in the ‘70s. As a career in real estate took off, Solie found himself without as much time for art, but since 2010 he has returned to making “Guy Solie originals!”

Solie’s work has been seen around the Triangle for some time, from the Ronald McDonald House and office installations to a majestic mobile hanging over the Carolina Ballet performance of “The Planets.”