OOS Sculpture

Belief

1999 / Terry Allen / Cincinnati

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Belief, Terry Allen, 1999, Bronze, 29.75” x 31’2” x 19’5”

“Belief” by Terry Allen is located on the University of Cincinnati campus. The large leaf is constructed of bronze with a patinated surface, giving it a deep green color. The leaf lays almost flat to the ground with a few ruffles in its surface to provide a space to climb and sit on. As you can see in Allen’s original sketches for the piece, he wrote that edges must be smooth and the piece itself must have enough structural strength to support crawling, and walking. The title, “Belief,” implies hope and assurance that the natural cycle will continue, that the leaves will fall from deciduous trees each year. The artist states, “belief seems like a good title for a work near a cancer research facility.” This piece was purchased through the State of Ohio’s Percent for Art Program which states that for all public building projects costing over $4 million dollars, 1% of the total cost must be used for the acquisition, commission, and installation of artwork. “Belief” is one of over 100 public artworks that has resulted from the Ohio Percent for Art Program since it was signed into law on July 1, 1990.

Terry Allen is best known for his multi disciplinary public works such as “Trees,” 1986, located in the Stuart Sculpture Collection on the UC San Diego campus. Allen’s work has been featured in galleries throughout the United States though the majority of his public works are located on the west coast. Visit this true Cincinnati treasure at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.

Location: Vontz Center for Molecular Studies , University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221

County

: Hamilton

Citation

: Terry Allen, “Belief,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed July 7, 2020, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1585.

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Title

Belief

Description

Belief, Terry Allen, 1999, Bronze, 29.75” x 31’2” x 19’5”

“Belief” by Terry Allen is located on the University of Cincinnati campus. The large leaf is constructed of bronze with a patinated surface, giving it a deep green color. The leaf lays almost flat to the ground with a few ruffles in its surface to provide a space to climb and sit on. As you can see in Allen’s original sketches for the piece, he wrote that edges must be smooth and the piece itself must have enough structural strength to support crawling, and walking. The title, “Belief,” implies hope and assurance that the natural cycle will continue, that the leaves will fall from deciduous trees each year. The artist states, “belief seems like a good title for a work near a cancer research facility.” This piece was purchased through the State of Ohio’s Percent for Art Program which states that for all public building projects costing over $4 million dollars, 1% of the total cost must be used for the acquisition, commission, and installation of artwork. “Belief” is one of over 100 public artworks that has resulted from the Ohio Percent for Art Program since it was signed into law on July 1, 1990.

Terry Allen is best known for his multi disciplinary public works such as “Trees,” 1986, located in the Stuart Sculpture Collection on the UC San Diego campus. Allen’s work has been featured in galleries throughout the United States though the majority of his public works are located on the west coast. Visit this true Cincinnati treasure at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.

Creator

Date

1999

Source

http://www.lalouver.com/theexactmoment/public-works
https://stuartcollection.ucsd.edu/artist/allen.html
http://www.terryallenartmusic.com/
https://oac.ohio.gov/percent-for-art#:~:text=Ohio%20Percent%20for%20Art%20Program&text=The%20legislation%20provides%20funds%20for,of%20more%20than%20%244%20million.&text=Since%20the%20legislation%20went%20into,100%20projects%20have%20been%20completed.

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Location County

Location Site

Vontz Center for Molecular Studies

Location Street

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221