Ordovician Pore by Tony Cragg

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Sculptor Tony Cragg created “Ordovician Pore” in 1989 for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Here’s what the sculpture garden site says:

“Here Cragg has constructed steel elements on a granite base–two smooth-surfaced concave cylindrical forms and two elemental biomorphic shapes–that comment on the Ordovician geological era of 500 million years ago, when oxygen was introduced into the atmosphere. While the oxygen gave rise to terrestrial life, it simultaneously killed off the species of algae that had produced it. The close resemblance of the cylinders to the cooling towers of nuclear power plants perhaps suggests an analogous life-death conundrum for our own technological age.”

Or it’s kind of weird (sense a theme?).

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