Socrates Sculpture Park

Malcolm Cochran

Exhibition: Artists Choose Artists, 1987

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Scrapyard Temple for Socrates, 1987
Granite, tin, nails
10' x 10' x 90'

"Scrapyard Temple for Socrates" takes its form from my layman's understanding of the Socratic principles and methods: dialectical opposites are linked by an 80 ft. path of marble slabs; midway between them is a circle of eight classical columns covered with tin cans. In keeping with the history of the site, the piece is constructed of salvaged materials. Like the park itself, it proposes that life and truth can be found in a complex, colorful center. Special thanks to: Gretchen Cochran, Thanos Maggioros, David Drisscoll, Evans, Bill and Mary Buchen, Alan Silverman, and the staff of Socrates Sculpture Park.



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