OOS Sculpture

Oracle

1988 / Ebb Haycock / Delaware

Oracle View 1

An abstract bronze sculpture that rises vertically from the base and almost resembles a bone-like shape.

The sculpture is located outside the Beeghly Library at Ohio Wesleyan University.

The sculptor, Ebb Haycock, was a professor of fine arts at Ohio Wesleyan and the driving force behind the creation of OWU’s foundry and cast metal program. Haycock retired in 1985 and died in 1919.

The sculpture was given to the university by one of Haycock's three children, Lorry Haycock Luikart, and her husband, Jack Luikart.

Location: Ohio Wesleyan University, 43 Rowland Ave

County

: Delaware

Citation

: Ebb Haycock, “Oracle,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed June 19, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/687.

Title

Oracle

Description

An abstract bronze sculpture that rises vertically from the base and almost resembles a bone-like shape.

The sculpture is located outside the Beeghly Library at Ohio Wesleyan University.

The sculptor, Ebb Haycock, was a professor of fine arts at Ohio Wesleyan and the driving force behind the creation of OWU’s foundry and cast metal program. Haycock retired in 1985 and died in 1919.

The sculpture was given to the university by one of Haycock's three children, Lorry Haycock Luikart, and her husband, Jack Luikart.

Creator

Date

1988

Subject

Source

https://www.owu.edu/news-media/owu-magazine/winter-2019/haycock-established-foundry-and-cast-metal-programs-elevated-art/

Contributor

Identifier

687

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

In front of Beeghly Library

Provider Qualifier

Gift of

Provider Entity

Lorry Haycock Luikart and Jack Luikart

Location Site

Location Street

43 Rowland Ave

Artist Notes

Haycock graduated from Kutztown State Teachers College in Pennsylvania and received a master of art degree from Columbia University. He served in the Navy as a staff artist during World War II and taught at Lehigh University prior to OWU.

Media Base Depth

4 feet

Media Sculpture Height

8 feet, 4 inches

Media Sculpture Width

4 feet

Media Sculpture Depth

4 feet

Media Base Height

2 feet

Media Base Width

4 feet

Installation Date

1988

Materials

Inscription

Plaque: "Oracle / Ebb Haycock / Prof. Fine Art 1949-1985 / Given in 1988 by Lorry Haycock Luikart '73 and Jack Luikart '71"