Centered Disc, (sculpture) - San Antonio, TX
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N 29° 31.346 W 098° 34.271
14R E 541555 N 3265945
A large disc with an off-centered hole holds a much smaller disc at its center point.
Waymark Code: WMEFD5
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 05/21/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
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Simplicity sometimes is sublime. This sculpture by Richard Harrell Rogers fits that description. He used Cor-Ten steel to form the two discs which perpetually have that runny rusty look to the steel. It's supposed to look that way. That's why Cor-Ten steel was choosen.
The work of art provokes primal symbolism. The concentric disks with the offset center hole suggests things like a bird/phoenix, an eyeball, a set of gears, or things Freudian. It is simple, yet complex.
This sculpture has a diameter of 10 feet for the outer disc. The inner disc appears about 3 feet in diameter. It is fastened to a square concrete base that surrounds a steel beam through its center to which the disc design is attached. The base stands about 5 feet tall. There are no inscriptions visible on the sculpture, nor on its base. No plaques describing the art are found.
This art work is found at the Canavan Center, 8647 Wurzback Rd., San Antonio, TX 78240. It is about a tenth mile east of the intersection of Wurzbach Rd. and Fredericksburg Rd.
TITLE: Centered Disc, (sculpture)

ARTIST(S): Richard Harrell Rogers

DATE: 1978

MEDIUM: Sculpture: Cor-Ten steel; Base: painted concrete

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS TX000353

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Canavan Center entrance 8647 Wurzbach Road San Antonio,TX 78240 less than one-tenth mile east of the intersection of Wurzbach Rd with Fredericksburg Rd.


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