OOSI Sculpture

Twist

1981 / Athena Tacha / Cleveland

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16 sandstone slabs fan out as they stack up to form two wide legs. Out from where the two legs eventually meet, a third structure of similarly stacked and twisted slabs rises. Twist has earned its name easily. It looks like 3 plain towers of sandstone slabs were twisted from above by an enormous hand.

Using shallow but wide slabs, Tacha is able to create a dynamic, almost kinetic piece. However, it's lowness to the ground and visually compact core keep it sturdy and strong. The dichotomy between the rough, sandy edges of the slabs posed against their even, flat faces allows Tacha to lead the eye up and down the sculpture and follow the alternating texture pattern.

Tacha's sculptures traditionally utilize different levels and textures to capture the viewers attention. Like Merging (her other work in the Putnam Collection, located just across the street), Twist invites people to sit on it and interact with it.

Location: Harris Park, Bellflower Road

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Athena Tacha, “Twist,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed June 28, 2017, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/194.

Dublin Core

Title

Twist

Description

16 sandstone slabs fan out as they stack up to form two wide legs. Out from where the two legs eventually meet, a third structure of similarly stacked and twisted slabs rises. Twist has earned its name easily. It looks like 3 plain towers of sandstone slabs were twisted from above by an enormous hand.

Using shallow but wide slabs, Tacha is able to create a dynamic, almost kinetic piece. However, it's lowness to the ground and visually compact core keep it sturdy and strong. The dichotomy between the rough, sandy edges of the slabs posed against their even, flat faces allows Tacha to lead the eye up and down the sculpture and follow the alternating texture pattern.

Tacha's sculptures traditionally utilize different levels and textures to capture the viewers attention. Like Merging (her other work in the Putnam Collection, located just across the street), Twist invites people to sit on it and interact with it.

Creator

Date

1981

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Harris Park

Location Street

Bellflower Road

Creation Date

01/01/1981