Current Location:
Building E (DEV) -> 1st Floor (DEV; E)
Location Notes:
DEV; Building E; 1st fl.; Right of Rm 134E.

Great Lakes Bench (ArtPrize 2009)

Artwork
Identifier:
2011.53.1
Related artists
Fritz Olsen
Amanda Pitts
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
2011
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 10 in Width: 13.5 in
Description:
Photograph of 4 "presidents" on the Great Lakes bench. From left to right: Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, Lincoln. Taken outside the Kennedy Hall of Engineering.
Historical Context:
The "Great Lakes Bench" by sculptor Fritz Olsen is created of a single block of granite which explores a variety of textural surfaces. These include smoothly polished, softly honed, and rough hewn finishes. This sculpture invites the viewer to participate not only through its visual, tactile, and sensual aspects, but it also serves as a functional work of art providing comfortable seating.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
inkjet prints