Standing Glass Fish, 1986
wood, glass, steel, silicone, Plexiglas, rubber
264 x 168 x 102 in.
In the sculpture Standing Glass Fish, Frank Gehry uses building
materials borrowed from architecture, such as glass panes, wood beams,
and steel supports. Gehry was asked to make this work for the Minneapolis
Sculpture Garden to be placed inside the Cowles Conservatory. It is
suspended over a pool planted with water lilies and flowering lotus.
Gehry worked in collaboration with artist
Joel Stearns, who built a rugged wooden armature to support Gehry's
glass fish. Gehry has also collaborated on projects with Claes Oldenburg
and Coosje van Bruggen, among others. Standing Glass Fish
was first displayed in the lobby of the Walker Art Center during an
exhibition of Gehry's work in 1986.
work together in an artistic undertaking.
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