OOS Sculpture

Pima

1993 / Arthur Gibbons / Cleveland

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Two sheets of metal flutter out of a stout, heavy pedestal. The slabs stretch and soar together, and each sheet's shapely shadow casts upon the other's shiny surface. One wraps slightly around the other, as if locked in a penitent embrace. Prominent torch marks serve the dual purpose of calling to mind the hand of the artist and providing a fittingly ill-fitting transition into the thick, geometric pedestal. While the sheets above shimmer and flow, the pedestal has one level of light on each flat plane. It is a motionless platform that supports a ballet.

Pima is part of Gibbons' pedestal series, where Gibbons created sculptures that all incorporated the sculpted pedestal in some manner.

Location: Crawford Hall, southeast corner of building, Corner of Euclid and Stearns

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Arthur Gibbons, “Pima,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 22, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1029.

Title

Pima

Description

Two sheets of metal flutter out of a stout, heavy pedestal. The slabs stretch and soar together, and each sheet's shapely shadow casts upon the other's shiny surface. One wraps slightly around the other, as if locked in a penitent embrace. Prominent torch marks serve the dual purpose of calling to mind the hand of the artist and providing a fittingly ill-fitting transition into the thick, geometric pedestal. While the sheets above shimmer and flow, the pedestal has one level of light on each flat plane. It is a motionless platform that supports a ballet.

Pima is part of Gibbons' pedestal series, where Gibbons created sculptures that all incorporated the sculpted pedestal in some manner.

Creator

Date

1993

Location City

Location County

Location Street

Corner of Euclid and Stearns

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

10ft

Media Sculpture Width

5ft

Media Sculpture Depth

3ft

Creation Date

01/01/1993