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Wow. A flat glory hole.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 3, 2008 10:53 AM

just saw a disc with the spotlights and shadows at MoMA nyc. fantastic. the one at the top of the post looks more arresting however. thanks jen.

Posted by terry miller | April 3, 2008 11:28 AM

@#1, my thoughts exactly. =)

Posted by Cato | April 3, 2008 11:39 AM

"...itís a solid sphere attached to the wall by a thick arm and sticking out several feet into the room."

No, it's not. It's a section of a hollow sphere. AKA a convex disk. And it's attached to the wall by a post, made from a hollow tube.

Glad you liked it though.

Posted by Schoolmarm | April 3, 2008 12:58 PM


The disc is in no way "hollow," nor is it a "section" of a larger sphere. It is a single, solid, curved plane of acrylic. Irwin did not create his discs by cutting segments from already formed whole spheres (it took much, much, much more labor than that); in addition, "convex" and "hollow" are not synonymous.

I'm not sure whether the tube is hollow, but I have a call in to the curator to see. I'll let you know.


Posted by Jen Graves | April 3, 2008 1:37 PM

Yay, modern art that's actually interesting to look at.

Posted by The CHZA | April 3, 2008 2:12 PM

This just in: The post is hollow. Big around, and hollow.

Posted by Jen Graves | April 3, 2008 2:25 PM

Wow. I just reread what I wrote and realized that all of this Schoolmarmishness extends from my misuse of the word sphere. I apologize, Schoolmarm, for insinuating that you do not know the difference between "convex" and "hollow." I see completely what you were trying to say, and I'm fixing the wording on the original post. Oy. Some days it doesn't pay to get out of bed.


Posted by Jen Graves | April 3, 2008 2:45 PM

Uh, help us out here. Is it a disc (i.e., a flat round thing), or more like a dish?

Posted by Fnarf | April 3, 2008 3:20 PM

I happen to be one of the formost art critics in the country. Take it form me, it is crap>

Posted by famous art critic | April 3, 2008 3:39 PM

It's a convex curved disc, quite like a dish with its base turned outward.

Posted by Jen Graves | April 3, 2008 4:11 PM

Can you get HBO on that thing? [badda boom].

Posted by Fnarf | April 3, 2008 5:20 PM

It's true: We all do make mistakes from time to time. Thank you for the simple correction and display of humility, a rare but always lovely thing to see.

Posted by Schoolmarm | April 4, 2008 6:40 PM

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