Art Walking Tour: Stop 7

College of Medicine Lobby

210 steps

Take North Elevators to the first floor. Go toward the outside doors, then turn left and look for a sign for Penn State College of Medicine. Follow the College of Medicine signs until you come to another lobby with exterior doors. You will see these pieces on your right.

Part of a piece of art is seen. It is Ted Prescott and James Lard, Carlisle, Pa., Toward Healing, 2017, chard western red cedar, clay, cast aluminum, 3D printed PLA plastic, steel wire.

Ted Prescott and James Lard, Carlisle, Pa., Toward Healing, 2017, chard western red cedar, clay, cast aluminum, 3D printed PLA plastic, steel wire

Ted Prescott and James Lard organized their complementary pieces around the Fibonacci spiral, which occurs throughout nature and art. The sculptures embody different "states" that relate to the College of Medicine: raw and defined, the natural and civilized, chaos and order, two different points in time, diversity and unity or illness and health. The forms on the east wall have been grouped to suggest "families," a concept that figures prominently in education and medicine. The forms on the west wall have each been touched by fire, which unifies them with a reflective radiance and sheen, creating an ordered beauty.

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