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Sculptor:
Severson, William Conrad 1924-1999  Search this
Schultz, Saunders 1927-2017  Search this
Architect:
Cummings, Richard  Search this
Design firm:
Scopia Studios  Search this
Architectural firm:
Murphy, Downey, Wofford & Richman  Search this
Medium:
Polished stainless steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Sangamon State University Shepard Road Springfield Illinois 62794-9243
Date:
1975. Dedicated May 19, 1976
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Illinois survey, 1992.
Schultz, Saunders, 2002.
Image on file.
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
Twelve tubular "V" shaped arms are set in a circular pattern, with the top center edges merging to form a flat circle in the middle. The form represents a "stylized adaptation of the precipitator" (from a portable water purification unit developed by Charles Herbert Spaulding).
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Homage--Spaulding, Charles Herbert  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Technology  Search this
Occupation--Science--Inventor  Search this
Object--Other--Precipitator  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000072
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_309291