Creator: William Tucker
Date: 1981, installed at Griffiss 2008
Description: William Tucker's Turning takes the form of a three-sided ladder. It is sitting still, but has the potential to rotate without end. It is part of a series of sculptures created by Tucker in the late 1970s and early 1908s to explore a central negative space encased within a geometric frame. For this piece, that frame began with the shape of a curved triangle. Then two such triangles were joined by a series of bars, providing stability and evoking the form of a ladder. Tucker, a British-American sculptor and art scholar, was a resident at Sculpture Space in 1981. During that time, artists Lee Tribe and Paul Hopmeier assisted Tucker to create this form out of weathered steel.
Subject: Public art, Outdoor sculpture, Metal sculpture
Rights: © William Tucker 1981
Location: Griffiss International Sculpture Garden, Rome, along Wright Drive