OOS Sculpture

Terrestrial Formation

2002 / Irma Ortega Perez / Kettering

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This sculpture is part of a series of the artists' works that are inspired by "the growth and development of urban centers and the sewer systems." The sculpture is carved from a single 16,800 lb piece of Indiana limestone and is in the shape of a bullet with window niches in a symmetrical pattern to reflect "the growing formation of a sewer grate."

The work was commissioned as part of the 2002 Kettering Rocks! International Stone Sculpting Exposition. During the exposition, eight sculptors from around the world were given 20 days to create their works in Delco Park. The completed works were then relocated to various public sites throughout the city of Kettering; this item is permanently installed at Governor's Place office park.

Location: Governor's Place, 3100 Governor's Place Blvd | Previous Location: Delco Park

County

: Montgomery

Citation

: Irma Ortega Perez, “Terrestrial Formation,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed June 19, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1143.

Title

Terrestrial Formation

Description

This sculpture is part of a series of the artists' works that are inspired by "the growth and development of urban centers and the sewer systems." The sculpture is carved from a single 16,800 lb piece of Indiana limestone and is in the shape of a bullet with window niches in a symmetrical pattern to reflect "the growing formation of a sewer grate."

The work was commissioned as part of the 2002 Kettering Rocks! International Stone Sculpting Exposition. During the exposition, eight sculptors from around the world were given 20 days to create their works in Delco Park. The completed works were then relocated to various public sites throughout the city of Kettering; this item is permanently installed at Governor's Place office park.

Date

2002

Subject

Contributor

Identifier

1143

Location City

Location County

Location Previous

Delco Park

Location Notes

Plaza at center of office park complex

Provider Qualifier

commissioned by

Provider Entity

CitySites
Art in Public Places committee

Location Site

Location Street

3100 Governor's Place Blvd

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

7 feet

Media Sculpture Width

4 feet

Media Sculpture Depth

4 feet

Installation Date

2002

Creation Date

09/09/2002

Materials