OOS Sculpture

Turning Point

Date Unknown / Philip Johnson / Cleveland

Turning Point OOSI_1.JPG

Five geometric elements stand tall with curved surfaces and angular edges. Some elements are pierced by rectangular portals. Surfaces are a flat putty color. These original five pieces were joined by four other sculpture in 2001 to make up the Turning Point Garden. The sculptures were moved from their previous location to make way for construction of the Tinkham Veale University Center in 2014. However, In 2019, the sculptures were reinstalled at the John and Mildred Putnam Sculpture Collection at Case Western Reserve University.

Turning Point was Phillip Johnson's first foray into pure sculpture. He was 90 years old when the piece was dedicated in 2001.

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Philip Johnson, “Turning Point ,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 26, 2021, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/868.

Title

Turning Point

Description

Five geometric elements stand tall with curved surfaces and angular edges. Some elements are pierced by rectangular portals. Surfaces are a flat putty color. These original five pieces were joined by four other sculpture in 2001 to make up the Turning Point Garden. The sculptures were moved from their previous location to make way for construction of the Tinkham Veale University Center in 2014. However, In 2019, the sculptures were reinstalled at the John and Mildred Putnam Sculpture Collection at Case Western Reserve University.

Turning Point was Phillip Johnson's first foray into pure sculpture. He was 90 years old when the piece was dedicated in 2001.

Creator

Location City

Location County

Provider Qualifier

Commissioned by

Provider Entity

John and Mildred Putnam Collection

Location Street

Belflower Road

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

17 ft-20 ft

Media Sculpture Width

3 ft-17 ft

Creation Date

01/01/1996