Strebelle, 82, has been a prolific artist for more than 60 years, and his works are found in private collections and public settings around the world. His style has evolved from robust, organic abstract forms to the sinuous lines seen in "Athletes' Alley," on the site of the Beijing Olympic Games.
At more than 340 feet long and 65 feet high, the sculpture is made up of five modules of interlaced stainless steel tubes. Seen from the side, it appears to be a collection of graceful yet fragmented shapes. But viewed from a designated point, the composition reveals five figures carrying the Olympic rings.