OOS Sculpture

Two Rectangles Vertical Gyratory II, Variation IV

1979 / George Rickey / Cincinnati

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Two large rectangular paddles move unpredictably in a perpetual dance atop a 28 foot vertical shaft. Rickey achieved a delicate balance in the work that allows the paddles to rotate around a horizontal bar while the bar orbits the vertical shaft. Light reflects off the hand polished surfaces of the paddles illuminating the piece and further emphasizing the feeling of movement.

Location: 201 E 5th St

County

: Hamilton

Citation

: George Rickey, “Two Rectangles Vertical Gyratory II, Variation IV,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 19, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/958.

Title

Two Rectangles Vertical Gyratory II, Variation IV

Description

Two large rectangular paddles move unpredictably in a perpetual dance atop a 28 foot vertical shaft. Rickey achieved a delicate balance in the work that allows the paddles to rotate around a horizontal bar while the bar orbits the vertical shaft. Light reflects off the hand polished surfaces of the paddles illuminating the piece and further emphasizing the feeling of movement.

Creator

Date

1979

Subject

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

958

Location City

Location County

Location Street

201 E 5th St

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

28 feet

Creation Date

979

Materials