OOS Sculpture

Oeccan

1990 / Arthur Gibbons / Cleveland

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An abstract metal sculpture resting on a stone base with twelve interlocking black metal "plates". Each plate is made of hot, rolled steel that Gibbons welded into a massive columnar form. The edges of the plates are rough and unclean, as if this sculpture is a pencil drawing in three dimension.

Gibbons uses a hypnotic, unpredictable pattern of straight and round edges on each plate. They all intersect at seemingly random angles, never quite meeting at a perfect, flush point. This leaves each plate completely distinct; unmistakable for the next. Guarding the entrance to CWRU's Humanities campus, perhaps Gibbons is making a comment on how a beautiful coherent whole can always come about. no matter how seemingly disparate part seems.

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Arthur Gibbons, “Oeccan,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed June 17, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/941.

Title

Oeccan

Description

An abstract metal sculpture resting on a stone base with twelve interlocking black metal "plates". Each plate is made of hot, rolled steel that Gibbons welded into a massive columnar form. The edges of the plates are rough and unclean, as if this sculpture is a pencil drawing in three dimension.

Gibbons uses a hypnotic, unpredictable pattern of straight and round edges on each plate. They all intersect at seemingly random angles, never quite meeting at a perfect, flush point. This leaves each plate completely distinct; unmistakable for the next. Guarding the entrance to CWRU's Humanities campus, perhaps Gibbons is making a comment on how a beautiful coherent whole can always come about. no matter how seemingly disparate part seems.

Creator

Date

1990

Location City

Location County

Location Street

Bellflower Rd.

Location Type

Media Base Depth

2 ft 7 in

Media Sculpture Height

10 ft

Media Sculpture Width

3 ft 2 in

Media Sculpture Depth

1 ft 10 in

Media Base Height

1 ft 3 in

Media Base Width

4 ft 2 in

Installation Date

01/01/1990

Creation Date

01/01/1990