OOS Sculpture

Monument to a Tree

1994 / Carl Floyd / Toledo

Monument to a Tree Side View.JPG

The positive and negative image of a tree cut from a 20' slab of steel and seated on sandstone blocks. Stands on a rise overlooking the Garden's ponds and fields. The sculptor recycled steel plating from lake freighters, truck trailers, and a nuclear power plant.

Location: Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive

County

: Lucas

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Citation

: Carl Floyd, “Monument to a Tree,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed November 29, 2021, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/892.

Title

Monument to a Tree

Description

The positive and negative image of a tree cut from a 20' slab of steel and seated on sandstone blocks. Stands on a rise overlooking the Garden's ponds and fields. The sculptor recycled steel plating from lake freighters, truck trailers, and a nuclear power plant.

Creator

Date

1994

Subject

Source

theartscommission.org
"Art in public places: An art-lover's guide to exploring Toledo, Ohio", The Arts Commission.

Identifier

892

Location City

Location County

Provider Qualifier

Maintained by

Provider Entity

The Arts Commission, Art in Public Places Committee
City of Toledo's One Percent for Art collection

Location Site

Location Street

5403 Elmer Drive

Location Type

Media Base Depth

6'

Media Sculpture Height

12'

Media Sculpture Width

16'

Media Sculpture Depth

1'

Media Base Height

14'

Media Base Width

14'

Creation Date

01/01/1994

Materials

Inscription

A plaque mounted on a rock down the slope reads:
"Monument to a Tree by Carl Floyd"/
"Funded by the city of Toledo, 1% For Art Program"/
"Administered by The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo with assistance from the following:"/
"Toledo Botanical Garden"/
"Toledo Division of Fleet and Facility"/
"Toledo Division of Forestry"/
"Dedicated November, 1994"