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Art professor Dr. Emily Newman brought in visiting artist Patrick Dougherty to create a brand new sculpture on campus in January. “I wanted the students to be involved in its construction, and the students benefited from seeing a practicing artist working in the field,” said Newman. “I want the students to embrace it and own it, for it to really become a part of their college experience.”

The sculpture, located near Gee Library, will be up for two years. “Patrick’s pieces are never intended as permanent,” said Newman. “Just like nature, they are meant to eventually fall apart and go back to the earth.”