Steven Holl

Obolin . Ghent

Steven Holl. Obolin . Ghent afasia (1)

Steven Holl Architects . photos: © Steven Holl Architects

‘Obolin’ has been installed at the Art Omi’s Sculpture and Architecture Park.


Three cutouts subtracted from spherical geometry mark the exact location of the sun’s vector based on its Hudson Valley location at noon on the Summer and Winter Solstices, and at 2:00 pm on the Equinox.

Obolin was locally fabricated from a single, 50 foot long sheet of CLT, stack laminated and milled with a 7-axis robotic arm, and was assembled on site.

It is the second sculpture by Steven Holl to be installed at Art Omi’s Sculpture and Architecture Park. One Two Five, a sculpture cut by CNC from 21-million-year old Lecce limestone was installed at Art Omi in 2018 and will remain on view through November 2020.

Location: Ghent, NY

Client: Art Omi

Size: 7′ x 7′ x 7′

Design: Steven Holl Architects

Fabrication: Digifabshop in Hudson, NY

Engineering and life cycle analysis: Knippers Helbig