Ambiguous was installed in Discovery Plaza, in front of the Education Center of Oregon Zoo, Portland. The conceptual approach for this public artwork is based on the Education Center’s interpretive theme that “small things matter,” particularly how many small parts contribute to a whole.
▼Ambiguous艺术装置位于Oregon动物园的教育中心前的Discovery广场上，Ambiguous was installed in Discovery Plaza in front of the Education Center of Oregon Zoo
▼装置整体光影效果，overall light and shadow effect of the device
Rob Ley created a sculpture composed of hundreds of small bow-tie shaped elements with unique-angled bends and rivets that turn the separate pieces into a singular, monolithic form.This piece takes inspiration from the similarities seen when studying various forms that mark the beginning of life. Seeds, spores, eggs and pollen exhibit fascinating tectonic and textural qualities which are unique to the species, yet ambiguous when compared to one another. As a result, the sculpture may be understood both as a large form when seen from a distance, as well as an assembly of many small parts working together when viewed up close.
▼由数百个小蝴蝶结作为设计元素的雕塑，a sculpture composed of hundreds of small bow-tie shaped elements
▼这些小结构元素都具有独特的弯曲角度， small bow-tie shaped elements with unique-angled bends
▼小结构通过铆钉组合成最终的整体形态，rivets that turn the separate pieces into a singular
▼整个雕塑完全由喷砂不锈钢制成，并采用黄色粉末作为内部涂层，the sculpture is created entirely from bead blasted stainless steel, with a yellow powder-coated interior surface
▼单元构件细部，the detail of the element
Medium: Powder Coated Stainless Steel
Size: 14’ H x 7’ W x 5’ D
Location: Portland, OR
Client: Oregon Zoo
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