OOSI Sculpture

Reflect/Radiate/Accumulate

2007 / Andrea Myklebust & Stanton Gray Sears / Cleveland

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A collection of three sculptural groups, Reflect/Radiate/Accumulate consists of two sculpted boulders and an iron sheet. The title uses words generally associated with water, light, and particles to describe hard, heavy materials. This interaction between perception and preconception forces the viewer to re frame their mind in order to accommodate the piece.

One boulder, representing "Reflect", has a wavy, reflective surface. It is expertly carved to create the illusion that one could dip their finger into the surface of a small pool of choppy waters. The other boulder, representing "Radiate", is carved with undulating ripples originating at one edge, like the traces of a rock thrown into a once-tranquil pond. Finally, a flat rusty, iron sheet representing "Accumulate" towers 15 feet up. The top of the piece gets progressively more dense with abstract carvings of natural life.

These three groups form a triangle in a courtyard, where decorative trees (unknowingly or knowingly!) contribute to the dynamic verticality of the piece. Husband and wife Myklebust and Sears have numerous outdoor installations that they ensure reflect the "natural and cultural histories of their sites, and which are shaped by the needs of its end-users and the special circumstances of their locations."

Location: Small park behind the Cleveland Marshall College of Law on the CSU campus

County

: Cuyahoga

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Citation

: Andrea Myklebust and Stanton Gray Sears, “Reflect/Radiate/Accumulate,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed June 26, 2017, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1255.

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Reflect/Radiate/Accumulate

Description

A collection of three sculptural groups, Reflect/Radiate/Accumulate consists of two sculpted boulders and an iron sheet. The title uses words generally associated with water, light, and particles to describe hard, heavy materials. This interaction between perception and preconception forces the viewer to re frame their mind in order to accommodate the piece.

One boulder, representing "Reflect", has a wavy, reflective surface. It is expertly carved to create the illusion that one could dip their finger into the surface of a small pool of choppy waters. The other boulder, representing "Radiate", is carved with undulating ripples originating at one edge, like the traces of a rock thrown into a once-tranquil pond. Finally, a flat rusty, iron sheet representing "Accumulate" towers 15 feet up. The top of the piece gets progressively more dense with abstract carvings of natural life.

These three groups form a triangle in a courtyard, where decorative trees (unknowingly or knowingly!) contribute to the dynamic verticality of the piece. Husband and wife Myklebust and Sears have numerous outdoor installations that they ensure reflect the "natural and cultural histories of their sites, and which are shaped by the needs of its end-users and the special circumstances of their locations."

Date

2007

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Small park behind the Cleveland Marshall College of Law on the CSU campus