OOSI Sculpture

Live Edge

2016 / Eva Rothschild / Cleveland

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A series of interlocking, aluminum, isosceles triangles. Each triangle appears to depend on the others to stay up. If even one fell, the entire piece looks like it might collapse into itself. The sharp, pointed edges of the triangle look dangerous and threatening, and the long strokes of black that peek through the melange of primary and secondary colors do not do the viewer much comfort either. However, the perfect balance of these threatening elements, and their ability to combine into a single, static sculpture rather than a mess in a courtyard, is somewhat comforting.

Eva Rothschild is a Dublin born sculptor who believes that "the ideal way to look at art is to be permanently confused." She also said of her sculpture (which all tends to be mainly black with very basic color usage) that "it is important... that they look precarious, I want to create and show the 'physical tension' behind what they are doing." One could certainly argue that with Live Edge, she succeeded in displaying physical tension and drama using only basic shapes and colors.

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Eva Rothschild, “Live Edge,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed October 17, 2017, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1323.

Dublin Core

Title

Live Edge

Description

A series of interlocking, aluminum, isosceles triangles. Each triangle appears to depend on the others to stay up. If even one fell, the entire piece looks like it might collapse into itself. The sharp, pointed edges of the triangle look dangerous and threatening, and the long strokes of black that peek through the melange of primary and secondary colors do not do the viewer much comfort either. However, the perfect balance of these threatening elements, and their ability to combine into a single, static sculpture rather than a mess in a courtyard, is somewhat comforting.

Eva Rothschild is a Dublin born sculptor who believes that "the ideal way to look at art is to be permanently confused." She also said of her sculpture (which all tends to be mainly black with very basic color usage) that "it is important... that they look precarious, I want to create and show the 'physical tension' behind what they are doing." One could certainly argue that with Live Edge, she succeeded in displaying physical tension and drama using only basic shapes and colors.

Creator

Date

2016

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Installation Date

2017

Creation Date

2016