OOS Sculpture

Belief

1999 / Terry Allen / Cincinnati

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"Belief” is a large leaf constructed of bronze with a patinated surface. It provides a space to climb and sit on. 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 , 3109 Eden Ave

County

: Hamilton

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Citation

: Terry Allen, “Belief,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed November 28, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1585.

Title

Belief

Description

"Belief” is a large leaf constructed of bronze with a patinated surface. It provides a space to climb and sit on. 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

Subject

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

1585

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

Located at Vontz Center for Molecular Studies on the University of Cincinnati campus, corner of Eden Ave & Martin Luther King Dr.

Provider Qualifier

Funded By

Provider Entity

Ohio Percent for Arts Program

Location Street

3109 Eden Ave

Media Sculpture Height

29.75 inches

Media Sculpture Width

19 feet, 5 inches

Media Sculpture Depth

31 feet, 2 inches

Materials