OOSI Sculpture

Light Year

2009 / Ronald Bladen / Cleveland

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"... as if a gigantic wave poised before it makes its fall... the drama is best described as awesome or breathtaking." - Ronald Bladen

Bladen's own words best describe the tension in his piece "Light Year." A sharp angled edge peeks precariously away from a slanted, bold form. The entire black painted steel sculpture looks as if it threatens to tumble over and stab the ground in front of it at any moment. However, the pointed edge could be seen to serve as an arrow, guiding pedestrians into the front doors of the Kelvin Smith Library.

Bladen was an inspired minimalist from the 20th century. His influential work pushed large scale, minimalist sculpture into new dimensions.

Location: Kelvin Smith Library, Euclid Ave | Previous Location: New York

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Ronald Bladen, “Light Year,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed August 16, 2017, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1362.

Dublin Core

Title

Light Year

Description

"... as if a gigantic wave poised before it makes its fall... the drama is best described as awesome or breathtaking." - Ronald Bladen

Bladen's own words best describe the tension in his piece "Light Year." A sharp angled edge peeks precariously away from a slanted, bold form. The entire black painted steel sculpture looks as if it threatens to tumble over and stab the ground in front of it at any moment. However, the pointed edge could be seen to serve as an arrow, guiding pedestrians into the front doors of the Kelvin Smith Library.

Bladen was an inspired minimalist from the 20th century. His influential work pushed large scale, minimalist sculpture into new dimensions.

Creator

Date

2009

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Previous

New York

Location Site

Kelvin Smith Library

Location Street

Euclid Ave

Installation Date

November 2009