Concerned Artist Steven Siegel To Create Sculpture With U.Va. Students
Steven Siegel, New York-based sculptor
of a large sculpture with U.Va. student volunteers
Oct. 13 through Wednesday, Oct. 17
plaza outside U.Va. School of Architecture
renowned sculptor Steven Siegel will visit the University of Virginia
to work with art and architecture students to create a large sculpture
made from crushed recycled plastic bottles. The project is sponsored
jointly by the McIntire Department of Art and the School of Architecture.
and the students will work together to design and build the sculpture
during the University's fall break, Oct. 13-17, from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. daily. The sculpture will be constructed on the brick plaza
outside Campbell Hall and will remain in place for eight months.
will end with a celebration and discussion about the sculpture with
Siegel at the sculpture site on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at noon.
for his concern for the environment and elegant public sculptures,
created from humble materials, Siegel often creates projects that
will decompose over time to become one with the surrounding environment.
Using recycled or discarded materials, he expresses his concern
with our materialism and throw-away culture and investigates ethical
issues concerning the environment. He is best know for his works
created with recycled newspapers. At U.Va., student volunteers will
be involved from the inception as he expands his palate to include
recycled plastic bottles, exploring their transparency, color and
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298