OOSI Sculpture

Merging

1986 / Athena Tacha / Cleveland

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A large, asymmetrical, stepped pyramid that rises placidly from the grass. On one side of the sculpture the mottled red stone aimlessly stacks itself up to the peak, where it meets the water. Then down the other side of the pyramid, that water cascades over the granite terraces, into a geometric pool at the base. Merging represents the merging of the Case Institute of Technology and the Western Reserve University.

Balance and opposition are abound in this piece where wet meets dry; where the sunlight dully rests on one side, but it scintillates and dances on the other; and where hot stone bakes throughout the day on one side, but cool water ripples on the other. This massive installation invites viewers to climb the steps, wet or dry, but ultimately experience both.

Location: Mather Quadrangle, Bellflower Road

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Athena Tacha, “Merging,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed August 16, 2017, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/191.

Dublin Core

Title

Merging

Description

A large, asymmetrical, stepped pyramid that rises placidly from the grass. On one side of the sculpture the mottled red stone aimlessly stacks itself up to the peak, where it meets the water. Then down the other side of the pyramid, that water cascades over the granite terraces, into a geometric pool at the base. Merging represents the merging of the Case Institute of Technology and the Western Reserve University.

Balance and opposition are abound in this piece where wet meets dry; where the sunlight dully rests on one side, but it scintillates and dances on the other; and where hot stone bakes throughout the day on one side, but cool water ripples on the other. This massive installation invites viewers to climb the steps, wet or dry, but ultimately experience both.

Creator

Date

1986

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Mather Quadrangle

Location Street

Bellflower Road

Creation Date

01/01/1986