Tetraedros, (1988)

Nicollet Public Art Tour

Tetraedros, (1988)

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407, United States

Created By: Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District


Tetraedros, 1988
Polished Stainless Steel Sculpture
William Conrad Severson, Saint Louis, MO
Photo: IDS Center

"'Tetraedros,' an inverted pyramid with a fractured surface, reflects the nearby architecture. The stainless steel sculpture’s cut-out shapes echo those in the IDS tower. Sculptor William Conrad Severson called his works 'site specific' because the shiny geometric forms mirror their surroundings. His work finds kinship with other sculptural installations that rely on this kind of interaction to bring architecture and the city into the site. The famous Cloud Gate (affectionately known as 'the bean') by Anish Kapoor at Chicago’s Millennium Park is a prime example.

Severson was an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison who later resettled in St. Louis. He frequently collaborated with his partner Saunders Schultz on public artwork sited throughout the country."

This point of interest is part of the tour: Nicollet Public Art Tour


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