Table of Contents by Dale Enochs

TITLE: Table of Contents
ARTIST: Dale Enochs
DATE: 2008
MATERIALS: limestone
DIMENSIONS: 42′ x 20′ x 50′
TYPE: sculpture

Table of Contents (1999) features an orb, a box, a pyramid, and a crescent cylinder carefully arranged on a hefty table, each fashioned from limestone. In some places there are fissures and lines; in other areas, it is smooth. The word “terrae” has been carved into the stone. “Terrae” refers to a vast highland region of a planet.

In choosing this word, Bloomington-based artist Dale Enochs may be asking us to think about connections between planetary and human scales, and how we mold one into the other. According to what values, laws, desires, and dreams do we fashion the world? Enochs’ provocative public work can be found throughout Indiana. He is based in Bloomington, where he earned his Masters of Fine Arts at Indiana University.

To learn more about this artwork, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_Contents_(Enochs), which includes information created by Herron School of Art and Design and IUPUI Museum Studies faculty and students in 2009 as part of “A Survey of IUPUI Public Art.”