OOSI Sculpture

Morning Star

1982 / Jon Barlow Hudson / Cleveland

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An abstract, geometrized representation of a star. Composed entirely of reflective quadrilaterals and triangles, Morningstar bends and refracts everything around it, from the trees to the sunlight. Hudson's expert use of negative space keeps the viewer lost, as there are times that one ends up looking straight through the entire sculpture and at the grass on the other side. These "tunnels" through the Morningstar infinitely reflect the images within the tunnel, allowing one to easily get lost within the work. Perhaps this is a reference to the piece's cosmic, infinite name.

A fifteen foot wide version of Morningstar was constructed for the 1988 World Expo in Brisbane, Australia.

Location: Between the Baker Building and the Amasa Stone Chapel., 10900 Euclid Avenue

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Jon Barlow Hudson, “Morning Star,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed December 17, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/318.

Dublin Core

Title

Morning Star

Description

An abstract, geometrized representation of a star. Composed entirely of reflective quadrilaterals and triangles, Morningstar bends and refracts everything around it, from the trees to the sunlight. Hudson's expert use of negative space keeps the viewer lost, as there are times that one ends up looking straight through the entire sculpture and at the grass on the other side. These "tunnels" through the Morningstar infinitely reflect the images within the tunnel, allowing one to easily get lost within the work. Perhaps this is a reference to the piece's cosmic, infinite name.

A fifteen foot wide version of Morningstar was constructed for the 1988 World Expo in Brisbane, Australia.

Date

1982

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Between the Baker Building and the Amasa Stone Chapel.

Location Street

10900 Euclid Avenue

Creation Date

01/01/1982