Quaestio Librae (A Question of Balance) is an abstract, geometric public sculpture by American artist Jerry Dale Sanders, located on the south side of the Indianapolis City–County Building. It is a metal sculpture, currently painted a dark charcoal-gray, consisting of nine rectangular forms attached to each other in a composition that makes them seem both solid and weightless.
The title derives from the placement of the sculpture in front of the building where most city government functions take place; although it is an artwork of pure form, one interpretation is that it serves as a reminder to city officials to continually think about what they are doing and work to balance the needs of governing with the needs of the people governed.
The sculpture is important because it was the first contemporary-style sculpture to be permanently installed in downtown Indianapolis.
Sanders was an Indiana University M.F.A. student when he proposed to create the sculpture at his own cost if the City of Indianapolis would agree to own it after he was done. The process of raising cash, finding donated materials, designing and fabricating the sculpture, obtaining permissions, and installing the sculpture was his thesis project. It was not completely installed until after he had left school
For more information about the artwork, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaestio_Librae
Quetzalcoatl Returns to Look in the Mirror
In Duarte’s mural, Mesoamerican deity Quetzalcoatl, the Plumed Serpent, returns to earth to look at himself in a mirror. Quetzalcoatl has been described as the creator-god, the god of the arts, civilization and knowledge. For Duarte, this is a moment of self-reflection, and a moment to reflect on history and the course of civilization.
The mural was one of 46 murals commissioned by the Arts Council of Indianapolis as part of its nationally renowned 46 for XLVI mural initiative.
Macy Dorf ’s sculpture, Quit Whining, is on the second floor of Esch Hall, outside the offices of the School of Education. Dorf lives and works in Denver, Colorado. He has been represented by many galleries and his work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections.
Quoted from: www.uindy.edu/arts/quit-whining
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