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Here Lies the Ocean

26 Apr

Ken Reker taught “Sculpture Form & Design” (ART 203) this spring which is a foundation level, three-dimensional design class for art majors. One of the projects within the course is an “assemblage” work. “Assemblage” is a sculptural process that utilizes found objects and various other materials that are not necessarily for art making purposes, such as recyclables. The spring semester offers an opportunity for the Art and Design students to put their work on display outside in the John L. George Courtyard of Meier Hall.

This year’s project ties into the Geography Departments EARTHDAYS 2012, Sustaining Our Oceans: Key To Earths Future. The sculptures were required to address issues of environmental sustainability, with a particular focus on the sustainability of our oceans.

Artists:

Scott Dalrymple, TREE OF THE SEA

Alycia Dell’Orfano, UNTITLED

Brad Haddock, UNTITLED

Michael Maloney, DEADLIEAST CATCH

Dennis Mattei, FISHED AND CANNED

Sara McClory, THE REAPING REEF

Angel McRae, HELP!

Lee Nguyen, PLASTIC HARMS TURTLES

Michael Rowe JR Jr, RUMINANT

Micahaela Sacco, DEPLETION OF A SPECIES

Jennifer Van Rite, HERE LIES THE OCEAN

Victoria Venturo, PARADISE

Tyler Wile, WALRUS

Contributors Note: Kat Casey loves to hang out in the courtyard and always wondered where the sculptures came from year after year…now she knows!

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