OOSI Tour

Cleveland Heights Sculpture Tour

15 Locations / Curated by OOSI Staff

A tour of public sculpture in Cleveland Heights. Beginning at the City Hall, the route proceeds counter-clockwise around to Coventry and Fairmount and then north up Lee to the main library and Cedar-Lee district. Nothing yet has been identified north or east of Severance.

Locations for Tour

Abstract sculpture defined by two vertical elements. The taller of the two has a twisting form wrapped around it; the shorter element supports a circle bisected by a diagonal line.

Intertwined sculptural group consisting of a faun-like merman, a winged dragon, and putto; this forms the central component of the fountain. Surrounding the group is a fluted circular basin adorned with eight grotesque masks. A…

An assembly of 57 glass shards each 1.5 inches thick. The tallest pieces are set in a circle; the middle sized ones are placed in five triads at angles to the central unit; the smallest pieces surround this. A central stream of…

An abstraction of two figures hugging. Their rounded forms look like they fit together to make a perfect capsule shape, save for the open "arms." This sculpture's installation outside the Kaiser Permanente…

A stylized concrete fountain forming the shape of the palm of a hand in a cupped position. It represents the many hands that go into the manufacture of cement. When Medusa Cement occupied this building, there was a Medusa head…

Four abstract figures, two on each side of the walkway. Arms of figures reach across pathway to form arch.

Two large, kneeling angels face each other flanking an altar with a Chi-Rho monogram of Christ. Adjacent to these angels are two smaller altars, one with alpha the other omega. A small angel faces away from each of the small…

Depiction of St. Mark (the lion), St. John (the eagle), Christ (the lamb), St. Matthew (mare/angel), and St. Luke (the bull) set in shields. Four angels are depicted in between the emblems.

Robed female figure with hands clasped in prayer attached to the wall in relief.

Six panels each depicting representations ""of the journey of God's people out of bondage into the Promised Land.""

Female figure in a long cloak, both hands rest on the shoulders of a female child who holds a book.

Work in front of the Cleveland Heights - University Heights Public Library, on Lee Road

Handmade ceramic tile with outdoor scenes of mountain vistas, etc. in low relief. The tiles are arranged to look like illustrations in an opened book. The book shaped form is supported on a base of tiles with leaf designs.…

There is a bronze relief of a comic, with a bronze Harvey Pekar, the late comic artist, walking out of the comic onto the desk with open arms and a smile. The base is a wooden desk on which is a space in front of the sculpture…