Duo -- Fulcrum



Fulcrum
1.the support, or point of rest, on which a lever turns in moving a body.
2.any prop or support.
3.Zoology. any of various structures in an animal serving as a hinge or support.
–verb (used with object)
4.to fit with a fulcrum; put a fulcrum on.
Origin:
1665–75; fulcrum, equiv. to fulc(īre) to hold up, support + -trum n. suffix of instrument

at left:
Mowry Baden Fulcrum of Vision (2003)
251cm x 188cm x 13cm (h)
aluminum, stainless steel, plastic
Collection Smythe Street Holdings
855 Beatty Street, Vancouver BC

at right:
Richard Serra Fulcrum (1987)
55 ft. freestanding sculpture of Cor-ten steel
Near Liverpool Street station, London

3 comments:

magdalyn said...

two of the best! these are amazing

♥ Callah said...

Awesome. I tend to think of a fulcrum as what I use for leverage in my teeth cleaning duties at work... so it's nice to see the arty side of the word!

isavirtue said...

you are funny callah