Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> The Seymour & Esther Padnos Hall of Science
Location Notes:
PAD; Outside Courtyard

Eldred Sculpture

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.700.1
Artist:
Dale Eldred
Credit:
Gift of Paul Johnson
Medium:
Steel and Aluminum
Date:
1973
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 67 in Width: 46 in Depth: 46 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.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
Contemporary
Kinetic
pendulums
public art
Library of Congress Subjects:
Large-scale sculpture