The upper division WOU sculpture students will be presenting site specific installation and performance artworks in the lobby of the Hamersly Library. Each art student will install or perform a piece that somehow responds to some of the Library lobby’s particular characteristics. The artworks will vary significantly due to the wide range of perceptions the students have of the space.
longer are monasteries the only place for books and we are mostly literate.
This art piece intends to reflect libraries of the past. We wear robes
not to be intimidating, but to resemble the ancient protectors of the
library. As part of daily monastic life there was the call to vespers
and many other rituals. Monks would participate in organized prayer and
chanting. I have taken these rituals and abstracted them to fit
as a nation we have diversity of religion, as well as diversity of cultures
and races. The brightly colored robes make reference to the past
but also to the future, we as a people are adapting to these differences.
The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) has been a horrid part of our countries past. We
have taken dramatic steps in correcting the prejudice left from this group,
but we still have much further to go. The robes make reference to the
KKK, because of the similarity of design. I have used many different colors;
(rather than KKK white) I hope to emulate anti-KKK sentiment. The robes
represent the opposite of what the KKK represented because of their bright
Time is also an element of this performance because we meet around
the clock to perform our ritual. The monks are not only the keepers
and protectors of the books at the library but also the keepers and protectors
of time. The clock gives our day structure and we are all slaves to the
clock. By circling the clock as our ritual, I hope to show the importance
time plays in all of our daily lives."
Capitalism required an ever-expanding market creating higher profits and greater exploitation of resources. The outcome was wage-slavery, global monopoly, and environmental destruction."
concept is a play on the fragility of the past, as we run head long into
Replacing the old with the new, at a constant rate and leaving
behind the crumbling remains of what we once build up.
The old doesn’t hold our attention anymore, in the face of shiny
buildings, and considering higher technology.
is my intention that this place is to be provocative, and rich with texture
and imagery, but not to the point of being obvious or contrived.
It is also my hope that my audience finds my sculpture an enjoyable
This site-specific installation
is a collaboration by the
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