Eldred Sculpture

Artwork

Identifier:
1998.700.1
Artist:
Dale Eldred
Medium:
Steel and Aluminum
Date:
1973
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 67.0 in Width: 46.0 in Depth: 46.0 in
Description:
Giant round metal pendulum with a spike on the bottom.
Historical Context:
Dale Eldred was an internationally acclaimed sculptor renowned for large-scale, city-wide sculptures. Influenced by Alexander Calder, his works are meant to emphasize the placement of objects in nature and impact of light. This sculpture, created in 1973, is called a bifilar pendulum, and was originally a part of the Kirkof Center, where it hung for six years. The piece was moved to the outside of the Padnos Hall of Science in 1995.
Credit:
Gift of Paul Johnson
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
Contemporary
Kinetic
pendulums
public art
Library of Congress Subjects
Large-scale sculpture
Art, American
Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> The Seymour & Esther Padnos Hall of Science
Location Notes:
PAD; Outside Courtyard