Public Art


By William Conrad Severson and Saunders Schultz
Category: Sculpture


Commissioned for the bank’s plaza, the polished stainless steel cube entitledSynergism balances on one corner and features triangular openings that respond to, or “synergize” with, the surrounding architecture. On a sunny day, the openings in the steel sculpture catch the light and reflect the images of the sky, cars, and pedestrians as they move through the constantly changing environment. Like a complex mirror, Synergism reflects and complements its surroundings. In this way the sculpture is uniquely site-specific, its shining surface and tight corners designed specially for its present location.

Dimensions: 20′ x 15′ x 15′
Year Completed: 1976
Material: Stainless steel
Owner: U.S. Bank
Donor: U.S. Bank collection

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