OOS Sculpture

Circle Square/Square Circle

1998 / Elizabeth Hertz / Springfield

00948 Circle Square.jpg

As implied by its title, this Cor-ten welded steel sculpture is an amalgamation of two geometric forms, the circle and the square. One "end" of the work is circular, the square consequently the outside form of the sculpture changes subtly from one end to the other. Each end is also pierced with its opposite form. (e.g. a square within the circular end, a circle within the square), which also changes from end to end creating a deceptively simple yet complex shift of shape and volume-in both a positive and negative manner. The sculpture rests upon two pair of parallel railroad ties, one stacked upon the other perpendicularly."

Location: Springfield Museum of Art, 107 Cliff Park Dr | Previous Location: Yellow Springs, Ohio

County

: Clark

Citation

: Elizabeth Hertz, “Circle Square/Square Circle,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed January 28, 2022, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/948.

Title

Circle Square/Square Circle
Square into Circle into Square

Description

As implied by its title, this Cor-ten welded steel sculpture is an amalgamation of two geometric forms, the circle and the square. One "end" of the work is circular, the square consequently the outside form of the sculpture changes subtly from one end to the other. Each end is also pierced with its opposite form. (e.g. a square within the circular end, a circle within the square), which also changes from end to end creating a deceptively simple yet complex shift of shape and volume-in both a positive and negative manner. The sculpture rests upon two pair of parallel railroad ties, one stacked upon the other perpendicularly."

Creator

Date

1998

Subject

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

948

Location City

Location County

Location Previous

Yellow Springs, Ohio

Location Notes

Sculpture acquired from the artist. Sculpture was originally installed in the artist's backyard in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Provider Qualifier

Gift of

Provider Entity

Elizabeth Hertz

Location Street

107 Cliff Park Dr

Location Type

Media Base Depth

54 inches

Media Sculpture Height

46 inches

Media Sculpture Width

46 inches

Media Sculpture Depth

39.5 inches

Media Base Height

12.5 inches

Media Base Width

54 inches

Installation Date

1998

Creation Date

1970

Materials