OOSI Sculpture

Stephanie Tubbs Jones

2010 / Michael Murphy / Cleveland

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8 abstract sheets of various colored metal stand straight up out of a solid granite base. At most angles, this piece looks like a random arrangement of random shapes. However, when viewed directly head-on from either side, a portrait of Stephanie Tubbs Jones appears; black and white on one side and in color on the other.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones was the first African American woman to be elected to Congress in Ohio. She was well loved in her district which encompassed most of the Eastern suburbs of Cuyahoga County.

Michael Murphy is a political artist who is responsible for many sculptures like this Tubbs Jones memorial, that rely on viewer perspective and perception to be most effective.

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Michael Murphy, “Stephanie Tubbs Jones,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed October 21, 2017, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1301.

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Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Description

8 abstract sheets of various colored metal stand straight up out of a solid granite base. At most angles, this piece looks like a random arrangement of random shapes. However, when viewed directly head-on from either side, a portrait of Stephanie Tubbs Jones appears; black and white on one side and in color on the other.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones was the first African American woman to be elected to Congress in Ohio. She was well loved in her district which encompassed most of the Eastern suburbs of Cuyahoga County.

Michael Murphy is a political artist who is responsible for many sculptures like this Tubbs Jones memorial, that rely on viewer perspective and perception to be most effective.

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Date

2010

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