Cityscapes-Slices of life and scenes in Richmond/From a distance and close up, this new sculpture in Richmond is a stunner. It is the creation of designer An “Sledge” Liu and is titled “Helper.” Location: The courtyard of the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Ave., where it will be on view through the fall. The work won first place in the museum’s 2021 Design Build Challenge. Made of leftover wood that would have laanded in a landfill, the sculpture seeks to highlight the impact of people on the natural world through wasteful practices, but also the wonders they can create with abandoned items. The use of wood reflects the connection to nature, with the sticks comprising the piece pointing to the countless places that are meaningful to viewers.