#2: "Arpeggio" - approximate size 11 ft. tall by 12 ft. by 15 ft., Materials: concrete or steel
Artist statement: This piece just came into being by feeling more than reasoning or thinking of a concept. It provides shelter without enclosure. It could serve as a kind of “happy spot” for students to go to and actually step into. The wrap-around shape should offer an interesting acoustic quality. The AUM West Dormitory was my home when I was a student, so I studied the buildings, sidewalks, roses, and people when not in classes. This piece is submitted with a great, great deal of pride and love for my University.
#3: "Manufactured Metamorphosis"
- approximate size 15 ft. tall by 10 ft. by 10 ft., Materials: stainless steel with clear finish.
Artist statement: The concept for this sculpture is simplicity. I have always been interested in simple geometric shapes. While piecing triangles together, I imagined the process of metamorphosis. I wanted it to seem like a cube was unfolding itself into a totally new shape, changing itself into something special and one-of-a-kind.
I personally enjoy viewing art that is non-representational. I believe this allows the viewer’s mind to wander, provoke thought, and interest. Some people might see a cube ”snake” or simple dragon form. Some may see only a bunch of triangles. Regardless, it encourages the imagination. The quad is full of grass, trees and sidewalks; I feel this large, metal sculpture would be a wonderful landmark on campus.