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Sculptor:
Acconci, Vito 1940-2017  Search this
Architect:
Berendt, Ken  Search this
Medium:
Glass, galvanized steel, masonite, plywood, red volcanic rock, Cherry Creek sand, concrete sand, dry sand, red dolomite, and top soil
Type:
Sculptures-Site-specific
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard Arvada Colorado 80003
Date:
May 1992. Dedicated Oct. 16, 1992
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Colorado, Denver survey, 1993.
Denver Post (Denver, CO), April 5, 1992, pg. 5D.
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:
A 352-foot-long, ribbon-shaped wall of glass-enclosed panels of Colorado soil. The spiraling wall starts outside, on the west side of the Arvada Center, and winds its way through the building. Outside the building, the wall starts very low to the ground, gradually sloping upward until it reaches a height of 24 feet. The wall is interrupted several times by architectural features and seating nooks. The wall is made of glass panels in a steel frame. Visible through the glass are wood panels with various shades of top soil glued on in swirling layers.
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Landscape--Colorado  Search this
Control number:
IAS CO000081
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_315252