The Creative, which joins Boston's pantheon of giant-head statues, sits outside the new home of the Boston Arts Academy on Ipswich Street in the Fenway.
Simon Donovan, who created the work - commissioned by the city for the new school building - along with Ben Olmstead, explains the statue:
We noted that demographically the school’s population was primarily students of color. We also know that images of young black women are underrepresented in public art. Thus, we worked with student representatives to determine the visage of a young woman daydreaming of all the creative possibilities that her future could hold.
He adds that the sculpture is made of "layers of laser-cut perforated stainless steel creating moiré patterns," designed to mesmerize onlookers.