Tucson's Public Art
Opposed Tensions

Title: Opposed Tensions, by Dennis Jones (1991)

Location: Front yard of the J. Knox Corbett House (Tucson Museum of Art) 180 N. Main

Details: Corten Steel.

She Said:

This piece is interesting to me for a couple of reasons. I like the weighty look of it, and I like the way it curves. It is reminiscent of a Möbius strip, as my partner indicates. It's a substantial piece, firmly planted in its place in the front yard of the Corbett House. I imagine that the original owners of the house wouldn't have known what to make of it, but that's one of the beauties of art - it speaks to different people in different ways, at different times.

He Said:

A giant steel Möbius strip, that's what this is. Well, not quite, but that's what it reminds me of. We happened to stumble upon this on one of our walks around downtown. It's kind of hidden away in the corner of the yard, but you too should be able to find it.

While I wouldn't make a special trip to see this sculpture, it is worth a trip down if you are also interested in architecture, for the Presidio district in which it's located is chock-a-block with great buildings.

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