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Ellis, David  Search this
Sculpture: limestone, steel and wood; Base: wood and vegetation
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
City of Austin Art in Public Places Program 1110 Barton Springs Road, Suite 203, Dougherty Art Center Front side of building Austin Texas 78704
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Texas, Austin survey, 1993.
Image on file.
(At bottom of southeast edge of sculpture on metal sheathing:) david ellis/1980 signed
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.
An abstract sculpture suggesting a giant fan unfolding out of the ground or a piece of machinery, perhaps a section of a gear. A giant wooden beam protrudes from the ground at approximately a 60 degree angle. The beam's outer and inner edges are covered with steel sheathing. The angle between the beam and the ground is filled by a fan shape created of 1/4 inch steel. The rounded edge of this metal sheet is decorated with triangular cut-outs which together form a zig-zagged edge resembling an unfurling fan. Inside the fan shape, at one end is a limestone boulder, with a small piece of notched steel, suggesting a mechanical gear. The sculpture appears to protrude from an area planted with dense ground cover and bordered by rough beams of dark wood.
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS TX000907
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums