Lincoln Perry, standing in front of the scaffold, gets some
help installing the mural he painted to give the Old Cabell
Hall lobby a fresh perspective. In 11 vivid panels, he depicts
the education of a female U.Va. student seen in each panel,
with the Lawn and Blue Ridge Mountains as backdrop and the
University's founder as inspiration. "Thomas Jefferson's
metaphoric use of space, where changes in level, direction
and vista evoke ethical choice in the passage through life,
can be echoed in a ... sequence of monumental images,"
Perry wrote in a description of the work, which he began more
than three years ago. A group of U.Va. benefactors, including
local residents Ruth and Robert Cross, Gertrude Weber, Commonwealth
Professor of Architecture Richard Guy Wilson, and Dr. Donald
J. Innes, a pathology professor who chaired the project, commissioned
the work and raised the funds to pay for it. A ceremonial
dedication is being planned for the fall.