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Sundial 595
State/Province:  Ohio Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   40° 16' N Longitude:   83° 13' W
Location:
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
    In front of the Conrades Wetherell Science Center
 
Description:
  • A 24 inch diameter stainless steel armillary dial with equator, meridian and horizon rings. The armillary includes compass points and zodiacal symbols. The dial sits atop a 6 foot tall architectural sculpture of four two-columned arches also made of formed and welded stainless steel sheet with a random polished pattern creating dark and bright areas that change as the sun moves across the work. The armillary is held by fingers of a sculpted hand, representative of works by the designer, Alvin Sher, and symbolizing mankind, creativity, knowledge, peace and greeting as well as identity among many other human meanings. The dial sits atop a six foot tall stainless steel architectural sculpture with four pairs of columns with a supporting arch between each pair. The entire sculpture is made of textured and welded sheet up to 3/16 inch thick.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Alvin Sher signature
  • Designer: Alvin Sher
  • Builder: Alvin Sher
  • Construction Date: 2004
 
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