Public Sculptures by David Griggs seen at Miami University, Oxford - Time Piece
Public Sculptures by David Griggs seen at Miami University, Oxford - Time Piece
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Item Time Piece
Created by David Griggs
As seen in Miami University, Oxford, OH
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Time Piece

Public Sculptures by David Griggs, as seen in Miami University, Oxford, OH

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A Foucault pendulum demonstrates the rotation of the earth, indicates present-position latitude, and can serve as a time-keeping device. As a scientific instrument it refers to a variety of celestial and mechanical approaches to measuring time. Pendulums are characterized by the rhythmic swing of a heavy metal “bob”. Underneath the bob of this pendulum is a series of illuminated glass disks. One of the disks illustrates an historic local plat map, while another has etched images of Northern Hemisphere constellations, and another reveals an image of an “Astronomical” clock. In addition to the rhythmic swing of the pendulum, the images on the disks change with the sequencing of embedded LED lights. Infused with conceptual beauty, this pendulum identifies a variety of references to celestial and mechanical ideas about time.

Meet the Creator

David Griggs

David Griggs

Denver, CO

David Griggs is a Denver-based artist who has completed over 60 commissioned works of art throughout the United States. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts. He has worked in many capacities in the arts, including gallery manager, museum preparator, and studio artist. For the last 30 years he has been self-employed as a Public Artist, designing and building work for Percent For Art, Public Art, and Private commissions. Recent commissions include projects for Anchorage, Boulder, Chicago, Dallas, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Madison, San Antonio, Santa Fe, Stockton, Toronto, and Washington. Increasingly he has become involved in projects that require not only designing and building Public Art, but also Public Art planning, strategizing and advocacy. Griggs lives and works with his wife Stella in a 140-year-old building in Denver’s burgeoning Santa Fe Arts District.

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