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Cypher, (sculpture)

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Sculptor:
Paley, Albert 1944-
Medium:
Steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Daniel Boone Regional Library 100 West Broadway Avenue Columbia Missouri 65203
Date:
2002
Notes:
Daniel Boone Regional Library, 2007.
Summary:
Cypher is composed of two abstract sculptures, one installed at each entrance of the library. According to the artist's statement, "the sculptures function as sentinel guardians that herald the entering and exiting of the library." The title refers to the "signs, symbols, and intricacies of the systemization of language. Although abstract and non-literal, the tall, tapered stylus-like elements, intertwined amidst the folded and scroll-like forms, have reference to writing implements. This provides a connotation to human communication and reflects the aspirations and assertions of the human condition through language. The sculptures aid in defining the cultural profile of the library complex."
Topic:
Abstract
Control number:
IAS 71500800
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

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