Atmosphere and Environment X

Louise Nevelson, American, 1899–1988

Atmosphere and Environment X, 1969–70

Cor-Ten steel
The John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection, Princeton University

Princeton has the distinction of having Louise Nevelson's first monumental outdoor sculpture in Cort-Ten steel. Atmosphere and Environment X relies on light and shadow to give depth to the surface's geometry, which appears lacy and weightless or bold and structured according to the play of natural light.