Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Sculpture Series

Supernova, by Eric Ober is a 300 pound steel sculture.  This larger sculpture measurs 6'6" x 3'6" x 2' and sits in the courtyard at the corner of Public Road and Emma Street.

Photo courtesy C.A. Crandall
Ober uses his skills as a mechanical engineer to create sculptures that captivate the eye and appear to defy the bounds of physics.  He takes concepts and dreams and turns them into sculptural form.  This sculpture has the added distinction of being kinetic.  The large circle swings when gently pushed - and continues movement for a long time.  It is a contemplative piece with it's Zen like form.
For more information about Lafayette's Art on the Street Sculpture Walk, visit the city's website. This piece, a part of the Art On the Street Sculpture Walk is available for purchase, $5,000.

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