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   Malcolm Cochran

Passage in Time, 2005, Carbon steel with thermal-sprayed zinc and bronze and mixed media


Passage in Time

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Carbon steel with thermal-sprayed zinc, mixed media


8' 6" x 30'


Clinton Grove Park


56th Street and Hudson River Bike Path


Dattner Architects and Miceli Kulik Williams & Associates

Sponsor Agency:

Hudson River Park Trust, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

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Created by artist Malcolm Cochran, Passage in Time , consists of a 8'6" by 30' wine bottle resting on its side, within which is a representation of a stateroom from a cruise ship influenced by the Ocean Liner, The Queen Mary. The exterior of the bottle is fabricated out of bronze and zinc with a traditional green patina. The interior of the bottle is fashioned from sheet metal and other materials in a monochromatic scheme evoking the look of a platinum print from a black and white film. Visitors are able to view the interior through a number of portholes along the sides, top, and bottom of the bottle.

About the Artist...
Malcolm Cochran is a professor in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University and teaches in the Sculpture and Foundation programs. His installations and public artworks are exhibited in primary art venues of the United States, as well as the Netherlands, Vienna and Budapest. The Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, and the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati together organized the first major retrospective of his work, Malcolm Cochran: A Mid Career Survey, for separate exhibitions in 1999 and 2000. Steel Tank and Delivering Mail, a work commissioned by the Columbus Museum of Art for Illusions of Eden: Visions of the American Heartland, is traveling with the exhibition in Europe. Professor Cochran has been awarded several Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, as well as a publishing award, 50 Books50 Covers, from the American Institute of Graphic Arts.