The Lady of the Garden

Paul Suttman
1967; Bronze; Sculpture
Central Campus; In the Garden, east side of Martha Cook Residence

Commissioned by alumnae and friends of Martha Cook Residence for the residence hall’s 50th anniversary. Suttmans’s wife was the model for the piece, which is sometimes called Eve due to the apples lying behind the figure. The apples also are seen to anticipate the subject that would be Suttman’s primary focus for the rest of his life: still-lifes. The Lady of the Garden was the last free-standing human statue sculpted by Suttman.