OOS Sculpture

River Run

2002 / Barbara Grygutis / Athens

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This is a sculptural footbridge that stands by the Life Science Research Facility on the Ohio University campus. Each side has a set of three wavy steel bars, intended to look like the layers of rock in the former riverbed below. There is a stone bench shaped in a similar fashion beneath the metal pieces.

The artist describes the piece as follows: "Native stone rises out of the river bed and creates seating areas on either side of the bridge. Steel sculptural elements echo the once roaring river that was re-channeled to prevent flooding. In the evening these sculptural forms, lit from within, continue to echo the wave patterns of the once roaring river."

The piece was created in 2002 from a commission by the Ohio Arts Council.

Location: Ohio University

County

: Athens

Citation

: Barbara Grygutis, “River Run,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 21, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1894.

Title

River Run

Description

This is a sculptural footbridge that stands by the Life Science Research Facility on the Ohio University campus. Each side has a set of three wavy steel bars, intended to look like the layers of rock in the former riverbed below. There is a stone bench shaped in a similar fashion beneath the metal pieces.

The artist describes the piece as follows: "Native stone rises out of the river bed and creates seating areas on either side of the bridge. Steel sculptural elements echo the once roaring river that was re-channeled to prevent flooding. In the evening these sculptural forms, lit from within, continue to echo the wave patterns of the once roaring river."

The piece was created in 2002 from a commission by the Ohio Arts Council.

Date

2002

Subject

Source

http://www.barbaragrygutis.com/river-run
https://www.thepostathens.com/multimedia/5768f2c5-24aa-40c8-ac86-23d537476597

Identifier

1894

Location City

Location County

Provider Qualifier

Commissioned by

Provider Entity

Ohio Arts Council

Location Site

Location Type

Artist Notes

http://www.barbaragrygutis.com/

Media Sculpture Height

20 feet

Media Sculpture Width

16 feet

Media Sculpture Depth

40 feet

Installation Date

2002

Creation Date

2002

Materials