OOS Sculpture

Law and Society

1972 / Barna von Sartory / Cincinnati

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A 35 ton block of Indiana limestone rests horizontally atop a metalwork portal. This portal was originally coated with polished stainless steel sheeting that was removed after it had been vandalized. The portal is a post and lintel style and serves as an entrance to the riverwalk. The steel post and lintel symbolize law, which supports the limestone block that symbolizes society.

The work was the winning design of a competition held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Cincinnati Bar Association. It has been moved four times since its original installation on Fountain Square.

Location: Sawyer Point Park, 705 E Pete Rose Way | Previous Location: Fountain Square, Government Square

County

: Hamilton

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Citation

: Barna von Sartory, “Law and Society,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 21, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/611.

Title

Law and Society

Description

A 35 ton block of Indiana limestone rests horizontally atop a metalwork portal. This portal was originally coated with polished stainless steel sheeting that was removed after it had been vandalized. The portal is a post and lintel style and serves as an entrance to the riverwalk. The steel post and lintel symbolize law, which supports the limestone block that symbolizes society.

The work was the winning design of a competition held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Cincinnati Bar Association. It has been moved four times since its original installation on Fountain Square.

Date

1972

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

611

Location City

Location County

Location Previous

Fountain Square
Government Square

Location Notes

located underneath the 471 bridge

Provider Qualifier

Commissioned by

Provider Entity

Charles Sawyer

Location Site

Location Street

705 E Pete Rose Way

Location Type

Media Base Depth

5 feet 5 inches

Media Sculpture Height

13 feet 3 inches

Media Sculpture Width

12 feet

Media Sculpture Depth

5 feet 5 inches

Media Base Height

1 inch

Media Base Width

2 feet

Creation Date

01/01/1972

Materials

Date Relocated

circa 1985