OOS Sculpture

Star-Crossed

1979 / Nancy Holt / Oxford

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An earth sculpture based on the observation that true (or astronomical) north and magnetic north meet at this longitude in Oxford, OH. The earth mound is a reference to the Native American mounds of this region. The sculpture consists of a reflecting pool, a skyward observational tunnel and a tunnel for walking or sitting in.

Location: Miami University, Patterson Avenue

County

: Butler

Citation

: Nancy Holt, “Star-Crossed,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed August 2, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/906.

Title

Star-Crossed

Description

An earth sculpture based on the observation that true (or astronomical) north and magnetic north meet at this longitude in Oxford, OH. The earth mound is a reference to the Native American mounds of this region. The sculpture consists of a reflecting pool, a skyward observational tunnel and a tunnel for walking or sitting in.

Creator

Date

1979

Subject

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

906

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Location Street

Patterson Avenue

Media Sculpture Height

13 feet

Media Sculpture Width

30 feet

Installation Date

1979

Creation Date

1979

Materials