OOS Sculpture

Energy in Repose

1923 / Henry Hering / Cleveland

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A burly man wearing a tunic sits on a rock. His right hand rests on his thigh, and his left hand holds a hammer. His muscles are well-defined, showing that he is a laborer. The title suggests that this figure represents man in his peak physical state allowing his strength to be guided by intelligence.

This piece was sculpted by Henry Hering, whose other work includes the titanic figures of "the Guardians of Traffic" on the Lorain-Carnegie bridge in Cleveland. Energy in Repose is considered one of his more traditional pieces, as late in his career his work started to become more Art Deco in style.

Location: Superior Street entrance., East Sixth Street and Superior Avenue

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Henry Hering, “Energy in Repose,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed June 19, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/317.

Title

Energy in Repose

Description

A burly man wearing a tunic sits on a rock. His right hand rests on his thigh, and his left hand holds a hammer. His muscles are well-defined, showing that he is a laborer. The title suggests that this figure represents man in his peak physical state allowing his strength to be guided by intelligence.

This piece was sculpted by Henry Hering, whose other work includes the titanic figures of "the Guardians of Traffic" on the Lorain-Carnegie bridge in Cleveland. Energy in Repose is considered one of his more traditional pieces, as late in his career his work started to become more Art Deco in style.

Creator

Date

1923

Location City

Location County

Location Street

East Sixth Street and Superior Avenue

Location Type

Media Base Depth

6 ft 8 in

Media Sculpture Height

15 ft

Media Base Height

4 ft

Media Base Width

10 ft 6 in

Creation Date

01/01/1923