‘Fiddlehead Dance’ unveiled at Kendal


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

“Fiddlehead Dance,” a whimsical 10-foot sculpture, was unveiled Aug. 15 at Kendal at Oberlin. The metal artwork was installed on the lawn abutting Heiser Circle Drive and was commissioned by Richard Nord, an Oberlin High School graduate, and fabricated by a local metal shop. While sharing his methodology behind the piece, he recited a quote from the book “Aku-Aku: The Secret of Easter Island” by Thor Heyerdahl. “‘It was a perfect piece of sculpture. I never grew tired of looking at it,’ he said. “That’s my wish for Fiddlehead Dance.”

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The simple structure is meant to reflect nature, and the metalwork is built to rust, so as time goes on, it will obtain a more natural form.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_Sculpture1-1.jpgThe simple structure is meant to reflect nature, and the metalwork is built to rust, so as time goes on, it will obtain a more natural form.

Kendal residents take a first look at the finished piece installed in front of the Stephens Care Center wing.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_Sculpture2-1.jpgKendal residents take a first look at the finished piece installed in front of the Stephens Care Center wing.

Artist Richard Nord wants to build a sculpture that does not require heavy maintenance.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_Sculpture3-1.jpgArtist Richard Nord wants to build a sculpture that does not require heavy maintenance.