A fourth sculpture from the Walker Art Center has come to Gold Medal Park.
The downtown park recently welcomed “Nautilus” on its west side near the Guthrie Theater. It joins three other sculptures from the Walker’s collection that are on loan at the park.
“Nautilus” artist Charlies Ginnever took inspiration from the marine mollusk in building the spiraling steel structure. The 1976 piece consists of six flat parallelograms that have been welded together at regularly increasing intervals to create a complex, origami-like design. Through various times of day and the changing seasons, light will alter the work’s visual effects.
The other works at Gold Medal Park include “Prophecy of the Ancients” (1988) by Brower Hatcher, “Molecule” (1977-83) by Mark di Suvero and “Ordovician Pore” (1989).
The Walker began loaning pieces out in 2015 ahead of its campus renovation and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden reconstruction. The museum reopened the garden earlier this summer.