OOSI Sculpture

BOING!

2011 / Michael Grucza / Cleveland

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Taking a shape like a children's pop-up book, CIA graduate Michael Grucza's humor and interest in children's drawings shines through magnificently. The red, white, and black BOING! stands nearly 6 feet tall, with two cuts out of each "page" that coil into pressed spirals. The viewer can squeeze around and through the holes the spirals leave. The three solid colors on different sides of the sculpture leave the viewer with a completely different image depending on the angle from which they view the piece. The steel construction pressed into a tight spring fills the sculpture with an energy that is ready to burst.

Grucza has stated that he is interested in capturing and creating wonder with his work, using fun shapes, unconventional lines, and industrial material in unique ways. He believes that fun and humor in art, though light, can still draw something profound out of every viewer.

Location: David E. Davis Sculpture Garden, Sterns

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Michael Grucza, “BOING! ,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed December 13, 2017, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1397.

Dublin Core

Title

BOING!

Description

Taking a shape like a children's pop-up book, CIA graduate Michael Grucza's humor and interest in children's drawings shines through magnificently. The red, white, and black BOING! stands nearly 6 feet tall, with two cuts out of each "page" that coil into pressed spirals. The viewer can squeeze around and through the holes the spirals leave. The three solid colors on different sides of the sculpture leave the viewer with a completely different image depending on the angle from which they view the piece. The steel construction pressed into a tight spring fills the sculpture with an energy that is ready to burst.

Grucza has stated that he is interested in capturing and creating wonder with his work, using fun shapes, unconventional lines, and industrial material in unique ways. He believes that fun and humor in art, though light, can still draw something profound out of every viewer.

Creator

Date

2011

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

David E. Davis Sculpture Garden

Location Street

Sterns

Creation Date

2011