OOS Sculpture

Pendleton Spinnradls

2014 / Wowhaus / Cincinnati

Pendleton spinnradl 12th photo1.jpeg

This pair of works feature music box components mounted on a 14-foot decorated base. Users can interact with the works by using crank wheels on the bases to operate the music boxes.
While the works were designed by Wowhaus, they feature components made by various companies, including local workshops: Rookwood Pottery (ceramic tiles) and The Verdin Company (housing and gearwork).

The works were designed with input from the community, to represent the uniqueness of the Pendleton neighborhood. For example, there are Rookwood tiles of stars, representing the north star and the neighborhood's connection to the Underground Railroad. One of the music boxes plays "Coney Island Dip" (by a local Cincinnati composer) and the other plays "Spinnradl" (a traditional German dance tune).

Location: Pendleton Neighborhood, Pendleton St

County

: Hamilton

Citation

: Wowhaus, “Pendleton Spinnradls,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 18, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/2182.

Title

Pendleton Spinnradls

Description

This pair of works feature music box components mounted on a 14-foot decorated base. Users can interact with the works by using crank wheels on the bases to operate the music boxes.
While the works were designed by Wowhaus, they feature components made by various companies, including local workshops: Rookwood Pottery (ceramic tiles) and The Verdin Company (housing and gearwork).

The works were designed with input from the community, to represent the uniqueness of the Pendleton neighborhood. For example, there are Rookwood tiles of stars, representing the north star and the neighborhood's connection to the Underground Railroad. One of the music boxes plays "Coney Island Dip" (by a local Cincinnati composer) and the other plays "Spinnradl" (a traditional German dance tune).

Creator

Date

2014

Subject

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

2182

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

Two pieces, both on Pendleton St, one on the SW corner at 12th St, and one on the NE corner at 13th St

Provider Qualifier

commissioned by

Provider Entity

ArtWorks Cincinnati

Location Site

Location Street

Pendleton St

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

14 feet

Installation Date

2014