Alexander Liberman
1996; Steel; Sculpture
North Campus; East side of Lurie Engineering Center

Gift of the Engineering Class of 1945 and NROTC Classes starting 1942. The proportions of this piece reflect what Liberman describes as “…the two crucial elements for a sculpture to be successful. First, the use of scale. In America, sculpture must compete with the size of our country and our buildings. It is this juxtaposition between the scale of the sculpture and its environment that inspires a sense of ‘awe.’ Secondly, the sculpture must have a distinct form. The form created by the repetition of shapes; it is this repetition that gives the object a sense of rhythm.”