OOSI Sculpture

Pima

1993 / Arthur Gibbons / Cleveland

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Two sheets of metal flutter out of a stout, heavy pedestal. The slabs stretch and soar together, and each sheet's shapely shadow casts upon the other's shiny surface. One wraps slightly around the other, as if locked in a penitent embrace. Prominent torch marks serve the dual purpose of calling to mind the hand of the artist and providing a fittingly ill-fitting transition into the thick, geometric pedestal. While the sheets above shimmer and flow, the pedestal has one level of light on each flat plane. It is a motionless platform that supports a ballet.

Pima is part of Gibbons' pedestal series, where Gibbons created sculptures that all incorporated the sculpted pedestal in some manner.

Location: Crawford Hall, southeast corner of building, Corner of Euclid and Stearns

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Arthur Gibbons, “Pima,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed December 9, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1029.

Dublin Core

Title

Pima

Description

Two sheets of metal flutter out of a stout, heavy pedestal. The slabs stretch and soar together, and each sheet's shapely shadow casts upon the other's shiny surface. One wraps slightly around the other, as if locked in a penitent embrace. Prominent torch marks serve the dual purpose of calling to mind the hand of the artist and providing a fittingly ill-fitting transition into the thick, geometric pedestal. While the sheets above shimmer and flow, the pedestal has one level of light on each flat plane. It is a motionless platform that supports a ballet.

Pima is part of Gibbons' pedestal series, where Gibbons created sculptures that all incorporated the sculpted pedestal in some manner.

Creator

Date

1993

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Crawford Hall, southeast corner of building

Location Street

Corner of Euclid and Stearns

Creation Date

01/01/1993