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Ron Cooper, Labyrinth of Gravity

On view in the East Atrium

sculpture garden 2020

Ron Cooper
born 1943 Ojai, California; lives Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico
Labyrinth of Gravity
bronze and iron
Albuquerque Museum, museum commission, purchase, 1987 General Obligation Bonds

Ron Cooper’s Labyrinth of Gravity references the classical figure while creating a sense of mystery. The large torso is etched with groupings of lines that form geometric patterns that seem simultaneously historic and futuristic. The towering human torso is held in place with minimal support and the etched lines create a contrast between the three-dimensional form and the two-dimensional patterns.