OOS Sculpture

Light Path Crossing

1987 / Dale Eldred / Cleveland

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Hidden in plain sight, this massive sculpture on the roof of Crawford Hall consists of two huge steel panels, facing south and west. The panels are striped with solar strips. On sunny days, the panels and solar strips catch the sunlight and refract it, morphing it's color in a brilliant, luminescent display. But, if you didn't know to look for it, it would be easy to miss, despite being such a breathtaking piece.

It can be tough to see Light Path Crossing from many of the places on campus because it is often obscured by trees, or the Crawford building itself. The easiest place to experience the sculpture (on foot) is to stand between Eldred Theater (which only shares the artist's name by coincidence!) and the Rockefeller chemistry building on a sunny day. Then, as you walk down the wide path that approaches Crawford Hall, Light Path Crossing will bend and morph the light that it catches in a most fascinating way.

Eldred was a sculptor who became more and more focused on intensifying the natural phenomena that happen around us so quietly everyday. Much of his groundbreaking, futuristic sculpture refracts, reflects, and intercepts the sunlight, presenting it to us in a completely different way. Light Path Crossing is no exception.

Location: On the Crawford Hall roof, 10900 Euclid Avenue

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Dale Eldred, “Light Path Crossing,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed July 27, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/94.

Title

Light Path Crossing

Description

Hidden in plain sight, this massive sculpture on the roof of Crawford Hall consists of two huge steel panels, facing south and west. The panels are striped with solar strips. On sunny days, the panels and solar strips catch the sunlight and refract it, morphing it's color in a brilliant, luminescent display. But, if you didn't know to look for it, it would be easy to miss, despite being such a breathtaking piece.

It can be tough to see Light Path Crossing from many of the places on campus because it is often obscured by trees, or the Crawford building itself. The easiest place to experience the sculpture (on foot) is to stand between Eldred Theater (which only shares the artist's name by coincidence!) and the Rockefeller chemistry building on a sunny day. Then, as you walk down the wide path that approaches Crawford Hall, Light Path Crossing will bend and morph the light that it catches in a most fascinating way.

Eldred was a sculptor who became more and more focused on intensifying the natural phenomena that happen around us so quietly everyday. Much of his groundbreaking, futuristic sculpture refracts, reflects, and intercepts the sunlight, presenting it to us in a completely different way. Light Path Crossing is no exception.

Creator

Date

1987

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Location Street

10900 Euclid Avenue

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

13 ft 4 in

Media Sculpture Width

53 ft 4 in

Media Sculpture Depth

2 ft 11 in

Creation Date

01/01/1987