Standing Wave


Client: Hunter Museum

Location: Chattanooga, TN, United States

Completion date: 1987

Artwork budget: $15,000

Project Team


Philip Vaughan


Owen Scott


Conceived as a section of the ocean surface, isolated, extracted and then stood on end to form a vertical surface. Changing a mobile, kinetic liquid form into a solid sculptural representation.


The piece was designed to be moveable, as part of a touring show Sculpture Outdoors South East, as such it needed to be lightweight to enable ease of movement. The structure employees was a lightweight ferro-cement technique commonly used in the meueum and theme park exhibit business and also in boat building.


The sculpture toured the South East as part of that show and then was acquired by the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga , the show's last stop. Its on permanent display there.