OOSI Sculpture

Gavel

2008 / Andrew Scott / Columbus

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31-foot steel gavel on a steel sound block in the south reflecting pool outside the Ohio Supreme Court. Made completely from stainless steel It is the largest gavel in the world. The sculpture was commissioned by the Ohio State Bar Association for the price of $200,000.

Scott's oversized rendition of the symbolic tool of the judge is charged with notions about the omnipotence of the judiciary. Notions which are bolstered by both the imposing materiality of the work and its isolated location within a pool.

Location: Ohio State Supreme Courthouse, 65 S Front St

County

: Franklin

Citation

: Andrew Scott, “Gavel,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed August 14, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1387.

Dublin Core

Title

Gavel

Description

31-foot steel gavel on a steel sound block in the south reflecting pool outside the Ohio Supreme Court. Made completely from stainless steel It is the largest gavel in the world. The sculpture was commissioned by the Ohio State Bar Association for the price of $200,000.

Scott's oversized rendition of the symbolic tool of the judge is charged with notions about the omnipotence of the judiciary. Notions which are bolstered by both the imposing materiality of the work and its isolated location within a pool.

Creator

Date

2008

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Ohio State Supreme Courthouse

Location Street

65 S Front St

Creation Date

2008