Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Speaking of Sculpture

When we were on the campus of Cornell University, I spotted this sculpture in the arts quad.  We didn't have much time in our visit, so before heading back to the car, I quickly ran over to take this photograph.  It was late in the day, and the light was fading.  I wish I had half an hour to explore this inventive piece.  It is made up of 360 plastic deck chairs, of the kind set up on the lawn for graduation, for spectators.  They are tied together with cables and bolts.  The piece is called "Urchin" and was built by assistant professor of architecture Caroline O’Donnell and student volunteers.  It is an astounding thing to see, and it reminds me of a woolly bear caterpillar!


Anonymous said...

I like this! Does look like an urchin. It's incredible that it's made of plastic chairs! Very cool!! bsk

Ken Spencer said...

I couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw it from a couple of hundred feet away! Couldn't wait to go over to it, after our visit with Liz' friend.