OOS Sculpture

Dingle

1975 / Gene Kangas / Upper Arlington

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In Gene Kangas' sculpture, I-beams or other structural forms tend to represent the manufactured world: machinery, architecture, even art, while the curling pipes usually signify the natural organic world: trees, plants and animals. Dingle is a sculpture that explicitly depicts the symbiotic relationship that has developed between Nature and Creation in the modern era. It is an open doorway between worlds, a passageway for people to move through. It was his first public iteration of that idea.

A solid steel frame, supports, and is supported by, a vine that rises out of the ground, and a twisting column of pipes that reaches up to the lintel. A pet cat casually walks across the top of the portal structure.

Kangas modeled the cat after his neighbor's cat named "Dingle." The same feline image appears later in Kangas' large CSU Corten and stainless sculpture "Door," as well.

Description provided by the artist, Gene Kangas

Location: 3600 Tremont Road

County

: Franklin

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Citation

: Gene Kangas, “Dingle,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 26, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/704.

Title

Dingle

Description

In Gene Kangas' sculpture, I-beams or other structural forms tend to represent the manufactured world: machinery, architecture, even art, while the curling pipes usually signify the natural organic world: trees, plants and animals. Dingle is a sculpture that explicitly depicts the symbiotic relationship that has developed between Nature and Creation in the modern era. It is an open doorway between worlds, a passageway for people to move through. It was his first public iteration of that idea.

A solid steel frame, supports, and is supported by, a vine that rises out of the ground, and a twisting column of pipes that reaches up to the lintel. A pet cat casually walks across the top of the portal structure.

Kangas modeled the cat after his neighbor's cat named "Dingle." The same feline image appears later in Kangas' large CSU Corten and stainless sculpture "Door," as well.

Description provided by the artist, Gene Kangas

Creator

Date

1975

Source

Gene Kangas

Type

Location City

Location County

Location Street

3600 Tremont Road

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

12 ft

Media Sculpture Width

9 ft

Media Sculpture Depth

12 ft

Creation Date

01/01/1975