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Trimbloid X

Artist:

David Kibbey

Location:

Charles River Esplanade, between Dartmouth St. and Clarendon St.  

Location

Charles River Esplanade, between Dartmouth St. and Clarendon St.
United States
42° 21' 18.234" N, 71° 4' 39.828" W

Neighborhood:

Beacon Hill

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

1970

Medium:

Cor-ten steel

Collection:

Funders:

Unknown

Description:

This sculpture by David Kibbey exemplifies some of the core traits of Minimalist art, a movement that emerged on the American art scene during the 1960s. It is large and imposing, features a geometric design, and incorporates industrial materials—in this case, Cor-Ten steel. Although Minimalist sculpture has been criticized for aggressively dominating its surroundings and viewers, Kibbey spent much of his career working to reconcile the built environment and the natural environment. He is known not only for his art, but also for his leadership in the field of ecological design, or green building.

Trimbloid X will be temporarily taken down for conservation.

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