Two Opposites Reaching Up Toward the Peak of Progress

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Two Opposites Reaching Up Toward the Peak of Progress
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Artist Thomas Queoff
Year 1977
Type Wausau ruby red granite
Dimensions 240 cm × 61 cm × 25 cm (94 in × 24 in × 10 in)
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°00′59″N 87°56′52″W / 43.016293°N 87.947804°W / 43.016293; -87.947804Coordinates: 43°00′59″N 87°56′52″W / 43.016293°N 87.947804°W / 43.016293; -87.947804

Two Opposites Reaching Up Toward the Peak of Progress is a public art work by American artist Thomas Queoff, located on the south side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[1] The granite sculpture is an obelisk made of a narrow piece of red granite cut into a tapering hourglass form. At its base, the sculpture is approximately two feet wide. As the sculpture narrows by a foot toward its midsection, the granite's surface is faceted along a diagonal line. Toward the sculpture's again wider top, a trapezoidal void in the shape of an elongated diamond divides the granite and gives it the appearance of the eye of a needle. The artwork is located in the traffic median on S. Layton Blvd. between W. Greenfield Ave. and W. Orchard St.

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  1. ^ "Two Opposites Reaching Up Toward the Peak of Progress, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog-SIRIS. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved 1 August 2012.