Title: Opposed Tensions, by Dennis Jones (1991)
Location: Front yard of the J. Knox Corbett House (Tucson Museum of
Art) 180 N. Main
Details: Corten Steel.
This piece is interesting to me for a couple of reasons. I like the
weighty look of it, and I like the way it curves. It is
reminiscent of a Möbius
strip, as my partner indicates. It's a substantial piece, firmly
planted in its place in the front yard of the Corbett House. I imagine
that the original owners of the house wouldn't have known what to make
of it, but that's one of the beauties of art - it speaks to different
people in different ways, at different times.
A giant steel Möbius strip, that's what this is. Well, not quite,
but that's what it reminds me of. We happened to stumble upon this on
one of our walks around downtown. It's kind of hidden away in the
corner of the yard, but you too should be able to find it.
While I wouldn't make a special trip to see this sculpture, it is worth
a trip down if you are also interested in architecture, for the
Presidio district in which it's located is chock-a-block with great
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