OOS Sculpture

Bridge to Knowledge

1984 / David E. Davis / Beachwood

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Row of stainless steel tetrahedra, representing wedge shaped cuneiform, supported on a horizontal beam, which sits atop a 40' bridge, which rested on 3 earth mounds covered in myrtle, repeating the motif of the building's serpentine wall. The three mounds, representing the knowledge of Ohio's early Mound Builder culture, were later combined into one mound by the library, reportedly to facilitate grounds maintenance.

Location: Facing Richmond Road, NW corner of Shaker Blvd., 25501 Shaker Boulevard

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: David E. Davis, “Bridge to Knowledge,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed June 20, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/81.

Title

Bridge to Knowledge

Description

Row of stainless steel tetrahedra, representing wedge shaped cuneiform, supported on a horizontal beam, which sits atop a 40' bridge, which rested on 3 earth mounds covered in myrtle, repeating the motif of the building's serpentine wall. The three mounds, representing the knowledge of Ohio's early Mound Builder culture, were later combined into one mound by the library, reportedly to facilitate grounds maintenance.

Creator

Date

1984

Subject

Location City

Location County

Location Street

25501 Shaker Boulevard

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

12 ft

Media Sculpture Width

60 ft

Media Sculpture Depth

9 ft

Media Base Height

5 ft

Media Base Width

60 ft

Creation Date

07/24/1984