Cause and Effect - Gainesville, FL
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N 29° 39.003 W 082° 21.498
17R E 368531 N 3280780
Quick Description: "Cause and Effect" is an abstract sculpture located on the grounds of the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/5/2010 6:38:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM9WD6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
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Long Description:
This abstract sculpture is a collection of half-buried copper circles. It is actually better known to law students as “The Cheerios” for obvious reasons. The sculpture was introduced to the campus in 1987. Although it appears to have little to no connection to the world of law, the sculpture has become almost synonymous with the law school.

"One of the most identifiable pieces of art on the University of Florida campus is the “Cause and Effect” (copper over wood 10’ X 10’ X 38’) sculpture by Stephen C. Oakley of Tallahassee. It was purchased in 1987 with funds provided by Florida's Art in Public Buildings Legislation and the UF Law Center Association.The sculpture was the very first installation of art anywhere in Alachua County under terms of the State arts program, and was dedicated at a law school Homecoming barbecue in ’87.Through the years, the sculpture has come to be known affectionately by students, alumni, faculty and staff as “the Cheerios.”"

-- Source (see page 14).

TITLE: Cause and Effect

ARTIST(S): Stephen Oakley

DATE: 1987. Dedicated Oct. 17, 1987.

MEDIUM: Copper over wood.


Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

Located at the University of Florida, Holland Law Center, southeast courtyard, Gainesville, Florida.

The Smithsonian Inventory does not include a description of the piece. A suggested description would be: "A collection of five circles composed of copper over wood. Four of the circles have holes in the center, while one is solid. Two of the circles with holes are partially buried, while two are completely above ground. The solid circle is completely above ground."

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