Untitled (L’s) by David Von Schlegell

TITLE: Untitled (L’s)
ARTIST: David Von Schlegell
DATE: ca. 1978
MATERIALS: Brushed Stainless Steel
DIMENSIONS: 55′ x 45′ x 12″
TYPE: sculpture

Untitled (L’s) (1978), by American abstract artist David Von Schlegell, uses line and perspective to reorient our relationship to space as a dimension.

Meant to act as a representation of the Pythagorean Theorem, this trio of 45-feet long by 55-feet tall figures are arranged so that each foot of the vertical bars together form the points of a right triangle.

If you are not a mathematician, have no fear: the L’s encourage interaction. Have a seat and enjoy the view!

To learn more about this artwork, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Untitled_(L%27s), 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.”