OOS Sculpture

Poles

1968 / Robert Wilson / Loveland

Poles arches.jpeg

This sculpture, made from over 500 repurposed telephone poles, is installed in a field on the Grailville property in Loveland, OH. There are two components to the work: one is a set of three nested arches, and the other is a series of telephone poles of varying heights stuck into the ground and arranged in an amphitheater-type configuration. The work was originally intended to have a combined function as an outdoor sculpture and performance space. It was restored and rededicated in 2001 for a "PoleStock" festival of events in collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati. However, as of 2021 only the arches portion of the work is visible and the remainder has been overtaken by vegetation.

Users may follow the links under "Sources" below to see photos of the original work.

Location: Grailville/The Grail in the US, 931 O'Bannonville Rd

County

: Clermont

Citation

: Robert Wilson, “Poles,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed November 29, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/2070.

Title

Poles

Description

This sculpture, made from over 500 repurposed telephone poles, is installed in a field on the Grailville property in Loveland, OH. There are two components to the work: one is a set of three nested arches, and the other is a series of telephone poles of varying heights stuck into the ground and arranged in an amphitheater-type configuration. The work was originally intended to have a combined function as an outdoor sculpture and performance space. It was restored and rededicated in 2001 for a "PoleStock" festival of events in collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati. However, as of 2021 only the arches portion of the work is visible and the remainder has been overtaken by vegetation.

Users may follow the links under "Sources" below to see photos of the original work.

Creator

Date

1968

Subject

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

2070

Location City

Location County

Provider Qualifier

commissioned by

Provider Entity

Grailville

Location Street

931 O'Bannonville Rd

Location Type

Installation Date

1968

Materials

Condition Notes

2021-06: Portion of work overgrown by greenery

Condition Rating

fair