Untitled (Steam Work for Bellingham)

1971, installed 1974
Robert Morris
Rock and steam. Rock 20' x 20' with variable height of steam.

Known for his work emphasizing concept over aesthetics, for art as performance, and for art on the land, Robert Morris took advantage of this site. He selected landscape versus a peopled area, a hilly terrain to obscure the source, and the steam conduit system to Fairhaven College. Chance and environmental factors such as sunshine, wind, and fog affect the forms of the artist's material of steam. Morris also integrated into the visual image other sensual experiences such as sound, smell, and physical contact.

Audio interpretation of Untitled (Steam Work for Bellingham)

Photo Credit: 
Art on File, Seattle
Art allowance from Central Cooling Plant construction funds. © Robert Morris/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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