3415 Bainbridge Ave.

(between Gunhill Road
and East 210th Street)


Tom Otterness
Suspended Mind
2002, bronze
Montefiore Children's Hospital
The Carl Sagan Discovery Center






Suspended Mind
, a monumental installation in The Carl Sagan Discovery Center in Montefiore Children's Hospital, includes an array of Tom Otterness' signature cartoon-like figures, frolicking on and around a Foucault pendulum. The pendulum, invented by Leon Foucault in 1848, moves with the rotation of the earth. An inverted head with a smiling face gently swings over a map of the world. This whimsical bronze sculpture provides an entertaining focal point as well as a science demonstration.


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