OOSI Sculpture

Transfer

2013 / Christopher McConnell / Cleveland

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A curved stainless steel form. The outer edge of the curve has three sharp, wavy ridges. By leaving a gap between the two nearly-touching ends of the sculpture, McConnell creates an anticipatory, anxious energy. The viewer wishes to close off the piece and be left with a perfect teardrop shape. Instead McConnell leaves a painfully small space that is filled with that anxious energy from the viewer. That small gap tingles with the viewer's need for a perfect, continuous sculpture. Playing on natural human tendency proved to be an excellent way for McConnell to incorporate the viewer into his sculpture without a physical demand.

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: Cuyahoga

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Citation

: Christopher McConnell, “Transfer,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed October 21, 2017, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1383.

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Transfer

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A curved stainless steel form. The outer edge of the curve has three sharp, wavy ridges. By leaving a gap between the two nearly-touching ends of the sculpture, McConnell creates an anticipatory, anxious energy. The viewer wishes to close off the piece and be left with a perfect teardrop shape. Instead McConnell leaves a painfully small space that is filled with that anxious energy from the viewer. That small gap tingles with the viewer's need for a perfect, continuous sculpture. Playing on natural human tendency proved to be an excellent way for McConnell to incorporate the viewer into his sculpture without a physical demand.

Date

2013

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