OOSI Sculpture

Waywood Walls

1983 / Brinsley Tyrrell / Cleveland

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A set of bronze walls and tree stumps. The stumps all seem to have been wrapped with barbed wire, and the walls are adorned with lush undergrowth. Tyrrell was inspired to create this work by the nature that surrounded his home in Kent, OH. Fallen trees, branches, and neglected fences were all around his property. The piece was originally sculpted in clay. A wax cast was then made and used to create the final bronze piece. Tyrrell's fingerprints are still evident in the bronze, which was a way for him to suggest human touch and intimacy with this work.

Tyrrell was born in Kent in the UK, who moved to the US in the 70's after training in London. While living in Kent, OH, many of his sculptures were inspired by the surrounding landscapes and views.

Location: in front of the School of Dentistry, Cornell Avenue

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Brinsley Tyrrell, “Waywood Walls,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed October 23, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/202.

Dublin Core

Title

Waywood Walls

Description

A set of bronze walls and tree stumps. The stumps all seem to have been wrapped with barbed wire, and the walls are adorned with lush undergrowth. Tyrrell was inspired to create this work by the nature that surrounded his home in Kent, OH. Fallen trees, branches, and neglected fences were all around his property. The piece was originally sculpted in clay. A wax cast was then made and used to create the final bronze piece. Tyrrell's fingerprints are still evident in the bronze, which was a way for him to suggest human touch and intimacy with this work.

Tyrrell was born in Kent in the UK, who moved to the US in the 70's after training in London. While living in Kent, OH, many of his sculptures were inspired by the surrounding landscapes and views.

Date

1983

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Location City

Location County

Location Site

in front of the School of Dentistry

Location Street

Cornell Avenue

Creation Date

01/01/1983