Gail Rothschild

Fallout Shelter

1987


Steel, fiberglass, wood, and concrete. 8 x 8 x 40 feet
Public Sculpture at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University.

A solid bunker that can’t be entered for shelter or safety, the three shapes suggest a completed pyramid with a circular cutout to frame the rising sun. The viewer must walk around and through the piece to complete the experience, sighting through the open shapes to observe an imaginary astronomical starscape.

Fallout Shelter, 1987
Steel, fiberglass, wood, and concrete.
8 x 8 x 40 feet.

Fallout Shelter, 1987
Steel, fiberglass, wood, and concrete.
8 x 8 x 40 feet.

Fallout Shelter, 1987
Steel, fiberglass, wood, and concrete.
8 x 8 x 40 feet.

Fallout Shelter, 1987
Steel, fiberglass, wood, and concrete.
8 x 8 x 40 feet.

Fallout Shelter, 1987
Steel, fiberglass, wood, and concrete.
8 x 8 x 40 feet.

Fallout Shelter, 1987
Steel, fiberglass, wood, and concrete.
8 x 8 x 40 feet.

Fallout Shelter, 1987
Steel, fiberglass, wood, and concrete.
8 x 8 x 40 feet.

Fallout Shelter, 1987
Steel, fiberglass, wood, and concrete.
8 x 8 x 40 feet.