Monday, August 23, 2010

4. Two Rectangles Vertical Gyratory II, Variation IV

Those living outside of the city and even some of the locals in Cincinnati may not realize that the city has some excellent displays of art. There is of course some amazing architecture with some very fine detailing both inside and out as well as some amazing statues, sculptures, wall murals, and some of the finest art museums and galleries around. I credit the Contemporary Arts Center for some of the great works of modern art like this.

This sculpture on the corner of Fifth and Main Streets was created in 1979 by artist George Rickey. It is a kinetic sculpture composed of two rectangular shapes that move with the wind while maintaining its balance on a 28 foot shaft. I spent some time watching this work of art as it moved around and to this day, it still amazes me.

Two Rectangles Vertical Gyratory II, Variation IV
Fifth and Main Street, Cincinnati

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