Thursday, December 23, 2010

"Selections From The Synopsis of Categories"


This sculpture by Canadian artist Micah Lexier was installed at Metro Hall in 1992 and consists of 25 custom-made aluminum ladders of various heights. Each of the 350 rungs of the ladders holds a word from the "Synopsis of Categories" section of Roget's Thesaurus. The piece is meant to merge an image of physical construction (ladders) with the elements of intellectual construction (words). It's pretty cool!

6 comments:

Eyeliquor said...

This is totally COOL!
I wish you happy holidays Red Pat!
:-)

boromax said...

The sculpture is excellent in both concept and execution, and your photo is terrific!

LĂșcia said...

Very creative sculpture, and very appropriate for this time of the year, it make us (re)think lots of things.

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, thanks for your kind comments and daily support. :o)

Anonymous said...

i agree with boromax - a very good conceptual sculpture and very well made. one of those pieces in a high traffic area that you hope the public get! thanks for the find.

Randy said...

That is an amazing sculpture. Nice shot.

EG Wow said...

I think is cool too.