THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Outdoor Sculpture & Building Ornamentation

New Horizons

Artist: Don Eckland.
Date: 1981.
Location: Education Courtyard.

 

New Horizons was a state Percent for Art commission associated with the addition to the Education buidling.  In describing the work, artist Eckland wrote in a letter of March 12, 1929:

It is my intention with this sculpture to present a multi-faceted work suggesting numerous relationships. There are those between the larger figure, which at once suggests in itself the past and the contemporary, and the several smaller figures with their interdependence.  And there is the desire to seek out and explore with unsuredness in the smaller figures which clearly gain confidence and security from each other and the adult figure.  In essence, I have attempted to suggest a relationship of education and guidance in seeking new horizons.