OOS Sculpture

Desire to Heal

1973 / Michael Tradowsky / Cleveland

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Colloquially referred to as "the Tooth", due it's installation right outside the Dental school, Desire to Heal shows three equal parts coming tantalizingly close to forming a flower bud shape. Each piece rounds at the bottom and points at the top with a smooth outer facing side, and the viewer can tell that on the inner side, the three pieces would fit together immaculately. And that's exactly what Tradowsky wants. The three parts draw the viewer in and instill them with a "desire to heal" the sculpture and push the pieces together.

Installed in 1973 as a gift from the graduating class, Dr. Tradowsky stated, “The desire to heal is inherent in live material, and the art piece has the form of an organic object, capable of this healing process.”

Location: Outside courtyard at the Dental school, Cornell and Circle Drives

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Michael Tradowsky, “Desire to Heal,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed August 1, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/197.

Title

Desire to Heal

Description

Colloquially referred to as "the Tooth", due it's installation right outside the Dental school, Desire to Heal shows three equal parts coming tantalizingly close to forming a flower bud shape. Each piece rounds at the bottom and points at the top with a smooth outer facing side, and the viewer can tell that on the inner side, the three pieces would fit together immaculately. And that's exactly what Tradowsky wants. The three parts draw the viewer in and instill them with a "desire to heal" the sculpture and push the pieces together.

Installed in 1973 as a gift from the graduating class, Dr. Tradowsky stated, “The desire to heal is inherent in live material, and the art piece has the form of an organic object, capable of this healing process.”

Date

1973

Location City

Location County

Provider Qualifier

Gift of

Provider Entity

1973 Graduating Class of the Scool of Dentistry

Location Street

Cornell and Circle Drives

Location Type

Media Base Depth

6 ft 6 in

Media Sculpture Height

4 ft

Media Sculpture Width

3 ft 9 in

Media Sculpture Depth

2 ft 9 in

Media Base Height

3 ft

Media Base Width

3 ft 3 in

Creation Date

01/01/1973