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This hollow, figural sculpture was likely cast in multiple segments of aluminum, then welded together. The interior and exterior surfaces are uncoated. The sculpture is bolted to the square concrete pedestal at the proper left leg. There is a plaque at the front of the pedastal that reads, “Casey Eskridge / TORSO FRAGMENT / 2005”. *The loan agreement says that it is signed on the lower left leg. The artist describes the dimensions as 36 x 24 x 24 inches.
Torso Fragment, a public sculpture by American artist Casey Eskridge, is located on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus, which is near downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The piece is on loan from the artist to IUPUI and is located outside of the west entrance to Eskenazi Hall on IUPUI’s campus. Eskenazi Hall houses Indiana University’s Herron School of Art and is located at 735 W. New York Street in Indianapolis. The sculpture was created in 2005.
Torso Fragment resembles a sculpture from classical antiquity, except instead of being carved in stone, it has been formed from aluminum. The artist was clearly influenced by the classical sculpture developed during the 5th century BC in ancient Greece, seen particularly in its exaggerated contrapposto form. The torso twists in a classical S curve, with the proper right thigh extending forward and its counterpart—the proper left thigh—in a flexed, straight position.
Torso Fragment, created for Herron’s first Sculpture Invitational on view from May 2005 to August 2006, is one of three sculptures by Casey Eskridge installed throughout the campus of IUPUI. The other two works are a commissioned bust of the fictional “patron saint of nurses,” St. Camillus de Lellis, installed in the School of Nursing, and a bust of Dr. Joseph T. Taylor, the first dean of the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
Casey Eskridge grew up in rural Indiana and earned his B.F.A. from the Herron School of Art & Design in 1997. He later received his M.F.A. from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. As a sculptor, Eskridge is best known for a “naturalistic approach to the figure, recognizing human imperfections and the character within the figure.” He currently divides his time between Indianapolis and Avondale, PA.
More information is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torso_Fragment
Untitled is a 16 foot tall abstract sculpture made of mild steel. It stands on two weight-bearing legs that are soldered to other geometric shapes, one section atop another. It is secured to the concrete sidewalk with four bolts.
Untitled (IUPUI Letters)
Untitled (IUPUI Letters) consists of a group of five letters spelling out IUPUI, the acronym for Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The five sculpture pieces have been installed at an angle from one another with several feet between each letter. The sculpture can be viewed as individual letters of the alphabet or together as one large group. The letter enclosures sit perpendicular to the full cabinets, giving each letter a multidimensional appearance.
TwoTwelve is a public information design firm based in New York City, also known as 212 / Harakawa Inc. The artwork was designed as part of the original construction of the IUPUI Campus Center as a wayfinding device and was fabricated by ASI Modulex of Indianapolis.
Additional information is available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Untitled_(IUPUI_Letters)
Untitled (L’s) is a public sculpture by American artist David Von Schlegell. The sculpture is located on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI) near downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Untitled (L’s) was created in 1978, installed in 1980, and dedicated on October 7, 1980. The Minimalist sculpture is composed of three identical steel L’s that were fabricated by a yacht manufacturer in New York. Each component has a steel core with an outer layer of brushed stainless steel that reveals its texture when light reflects off of the surface.
Untitled (L’s) was selected from 100 submissions to be accessioned into IUPUI’s permanent collection, an artist challenge suggested by former IUPUI Faculty Council Secretary, Phillis Danielson. Based on the Pythagorean Theorem of geometry, the University believed that Untitled (L’s) represented the tradition of math, logic, and wisdom at IUPUI. Untitled (L’s) was commissioned with partial funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) under the “Works of Art for Public Spaces” program while the rest of the funding came from private sources. The project took five years to complete.
David Von Schlegell (1920-1992) was born in St. Louis, Missouri and studied at the University of Michigan before entering the Air Force. As a member of the Arts Students League in New York, Von Schlegell rose to prominence in the 1960s as a sculptor. Working primarily in aluminum, steel, and wood, Von Schlegell was inspired by his wartime experience as an aircraft engineer. In addition to sculpture, Von Schlegell also practiced drawing and painting.
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This sculpture is fabricated from multiplegeometric sections of painted steel that have been welded together to form a “weather tower.” The top is surmounted by a curvilinear abstract form. The sculpture is braced at the back with a rectilinear form resting on an aluminum base. The paint system appears to be at least one layer of red primer coated with purple paint as the top coat. The sculpture is welded to an aluminum base that is bolted to a square concrete pad. There is a signature panel at the back, signed “JACQUARD” in weld and stamped “1985 ASS EGY”.
Jerald Jacquard retired in 2000 after a 40-year career, most of it teaching sculpture at the Henry Radford Hope School of Art at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Wood Plaza Fountain
The Wood Fountain is an outdoor public architectural sitework on Indiana University-Purdue University’s campus. The campus is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Wood Fountain is commissioned by IUPUI (Indianapolis University – Purdue University) and completed in 1995. Singh Associates in New York City designed the sculpture, while Tom Fansler III manages the fountain. The purpose of this artwork, according to the Smock Fansler website, was to provide “better places to live,” and bring “spaces between buildings and the elements that tie them together…”
The sitework used stone to mimic a pyramid in the shape of a diamond. It sits on IUPUI’s campus along New York St with the pathways surrounding made out of brick. According to the IUPUI’s website, the artwork “is 100 feet long on each of its four sides.” There are four levels to the piece with nine slight indentations along each siding. In addition, there are triangles that have been sculpted in to the stone so that water will come down to the base. On the proper front, there is a bronze memorial plaque at the bottom. It reads:
THE WOOD PLAZA DEDICATED JUNE 26, 1995 THIS PLAZA WAS NAMED IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF THE SUPPORT OF BILLIE LOU & RICHARD D. WOOD
The Wood Fountain is located at The Wood Plaza, which is a place on IUPUI’s campus where social events such as the Indy Jazzfest and Explore IUPUI are held. The Wood Plaza was named after an Eli Lilly chief executor, Robert D. Wood and his wife Billie Lou Wood. According to IUPUI’s Jaguar Spirit online source, “the Wood Plaza was designed on the same axis of University Library and intended to complement the library architecturally.” In a newsletter from IUPUI’s Chancellor in December 1996, an award was given from the “local chapter of the American Institute of Architects…with an Achievement award for their design, construction and enhancement of the physical and visual environments of Marion County.” The importance of this recognition gives insight into how valuable the Wood Plaza is, not only to the IUPUI Campus, but to the community.
Quoted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Fountain_at_IUPUI
Zephyr is a public sculpture created by Indiana artist Steve Wooldridge in 1998. It is located southeast of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library and north of New York Street on IUPUI’s campus.
“Zephyr” refers to a pioneering streamlined locomotive, dating to the 1930s. Each of the sculpture’s eight geometric shapes has a meaning that ties the idea of “progress” as embodied in the locomotive to the progress that is possible through education. The rectangular base represents the core of education. The two side-by-side cylinders represent the wheels of progress, while the triangle represents a mode of transportation designed for speed. The small cylinder that supports the hoop signifies fortitude and determination and the hoop itself stands for the circle of life. The long pole represents ambition and the hollow scroll stands for the scroll of knowledge. The artist dedicated the sculpture to today’s youth.
Steve Wooldridge was born in Sheridan, Indiana, and still lives there today. He attended the Dayton Art Institute where he studied three-dimensional design and sculpture. He graduated from the Herron School of Art in 1963 with a degree in Sculpture. His preferred styles are abstract, assemblage, and minimalism. Wooldridge is known for his site specific sculpture for indoors and outdoors, and he is a member of the Artist Blacksmith’s Association of North America. Another one of Wooldridge’s sculptures, Spirit Keeper, is also located on the IUPUI campus. For more information about the artist, visit http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/steve-wooldridge.html?tab=artwork
Quoted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zephyr_(Wooldridge)
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