Faculty art instructor Laura Ward and students in her Art 110 class invite the campus community to enjoy their sculpture work, which has been installed around campus and will remain up until the end of the quarter (weather permitting - periodic checks will be made to ensure they are intact).
The Intro to 3D Design class focuses on creating three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional sketches or images. The pieces have been placed strategically around campus so as not to harm the foliage, grass, or stop the flow of foot traffic. There are approximately 16 sculptures total and each has a sign with a description of the piece and the student artist's name.
The specific goals of this project include 1) creating a free-standing object that is at least four feet long in any one direction; 2) to experiment with, and construct an object, using the planar structure of cardboard and; 3) to create a public art piece which resides somewhere on campus. The students were instructed to consider the properties of the material, the public space their work would be installed, and their audience -- the campus community. The object is their choice.
Ward says that she and the students have been installing these sculptures around campus for the past two years and she plans to continue this unique outdoor exhibit in the future. "It's a nice chance to get the beautiful and interesting art out of the art building and around campus," she says. "The students (and I) are very excited their creations. They have worked very hard," Ward says.