THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Outdoor Sculpture & Building Ornamentation
Artist: Bruce Beasley
Location: Museum of Art, north lawn
This bronze sculpture, sited on the north lawn of the Museum of Art addition, was acquired through the Percent for Art program. Another familiar work of Beasley's, Big Red, stands on W. 7th Ave., between Washington and Jefferson streets.
According to the artist:
"The base blocks are a metaphor for the very foundation of the university itself-the faculty, the library, the research facilities. The upper composition of blocks that actively engage and play off the base blocks is a metaphor for the activities that the university engenders-learning, questioning, exposure to ideas and to art-and are the vital and dynamic purposes of the university."