R. Frost bust by Duchene

by Araldo Duchêne; Bronze bust, 1938. In R. Frost Library; Level A; Archives and Special Collections; Ward Exhibition Room. Photo by Benjamin M. Mears (AC 2011) on 13 May 2008.

Noah Webster portrait

Noah Webster, 1758-1843; American, after an original by Samuel F. B. Morse (1823). In R. Frost Library; 1st floor; east wall; Reference Department. Photo by Benjamin M. Mears (AC 2011) on 13 May 2008.

Letter to the World sculpture by deLisio

"Letter to the World (Emily Dickinson and Martha Graham)" by Michael de Lisio; Bronze sculpture in two units, each on a wooden base, 1977. In R. Frost Library; Level A; Archives and Special Collections; Barnett Reading Room. Photo by Benjamin M. Mears (AC 2011) on 13 May 2008.

Taking the Art World by Storm

By Katherine Duke '05

I’m in a gallery of the Mead Art Museum, examining three sculptures. Each one is a sort of woven basket, oddly shaped and adorned with beads and loops of wire in various bright colors. The small plaque beneath each creation lists the artist’s media as “Wood, reed and data.”

Data? How does one make a sculpture out of data?