"Vertical Up for OOIC"


“In welding when the torch moves vertically and upwards to join two pieces of metal, it is referred to as a ‘vertical up.’ I first saw it used by students in the OOIC (Omaha Opportunities Industrialization Center) while they were working on my sculpture. I eventually named the piece ‘Vertical Up for OOIC’.”

— excerpt from artist's description of the work in Issue 2: A Journal for Artists, winter 1985.

Bemis Park, Omaha, NE  1981

6’5” x 10’ x 20’  sod, earth, steel