Charles Ross (artist)


Charles Ross (artist)

Charles Ross (artist) (born 17 December 1937, Philadelphia), is an American sculptor and earthwork artist.[1] He was a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.[2]

He graduated from University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A., and M.A. in Sculpture in 1962.[3]

He created an earthwork known as Star Axis, which is a naked eye observatory and architectonic sculpture. Star Axis's geometry is derived from the shifting relationship of earth to the sun and the north star.[4]

"As you walk up Star Axis's Star Tunnel, you're walking exactly parallel to the axis of the earth and you're aligned with its outer extension to the stars."--Charles Ross[5]

The work was projected to cost $3 million. [6]

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