OOSI Sculpture

The Orchard School Fence

2002 / Brinsley Tyrrell / Cleveland

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Surrounding the perimeter of the Orchard School is a long iron line drawing depicting 565 children playing, skipping, skateboarding, juggling, and partaking in other fun childhood activities. Every child is distinct and there is no repeating elements. The fence posts are all hidden, expertly incorporated into the design. Tyrrell made the entire fence, section by section, in his studio by drawing all the figures on a huge roll of parchment and then bending different lengths of wrought iron to fit perfectly on top of the drawing.

One section was destroyed as a part of a motorcycle/car crash, but Tyrrell rebuilt a new section that commemorated the crash. The fence is beloved by the community, it was even carefully preserved as the rest of the school was taken down and reconstructed as the Orchard STEM School, which stands today. However, a few sections have been improperly reincorporated after the construction

Location: Orchard Stem School, Orchard Ave.

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Brinsley Tyrrell, “The Orchard School Fence,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed October 23, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1120.

Dublin Core

Title

The Orchard School Fence

Description

Surrounding the perimeter of the Orchard School is a long iron line drawing depicting 565 children playing, skipping, skateboarding, juggling, and partaking in other fun childhood activities. Every child is distinct and there is no repeating elements. The fence posts are all hidden, expertly incorporated into the design. Tyrrell made the entire fence, section by section, in his studio by drawing all the figures on a huge roll of parchment and then bending different lengths of wrought iron to fit perfectly on top of the drawing.

One section was destroyed as a part of a motorcycle/car crash, but Tyrrell rebuilt a new section that commemorated the crash. The fence is beloved by the community, it was even carefully preserved as the rest of the school was taken down and reconstructed as the Orchard STEM School, which stands today. However, a few sections have been improperly reincorporated after the construction

Date

2002

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Orchard Stem School

Location Street

Orchard Ave.

Installation Date

01/01/2002