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Gunnar Theel
Bau’99
1993-1997
Steel
On loan from FGM, Inc., Given in honor of Clifford Field’s 44 years of leadership and dedication to FGM, Inc., June 1998

Gunnar Theel’s Bau’99 reflects his interest in modern and archaic architecture. The lower half of Bau’99 is based on the regular and close intervals of columns inside Egyptian temples. If you have never noticed this when looking a photographs of such temples, take note, for it truly is a curious phenomenon. In terms of engineering, so many columns were simply not necessary. As you ponder that thought, let’s move to the upper half of Bau’99. The strong rectangular form is based on famous architect, Le Corbusier’s apartment building. So here lies the combination of archaic and modern . . . to create a contemporary sculpture.