2024 Symposium May 9 - June 1

The Sculptures

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Crocodilian

Many times people carry a bag with them so that spectators can only imagine and interpret the story of what could be inside. Persons like me, who are not assertive or active, cover our behavior towards other people either intentionally or unintentionally.

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La Familia

The family is central to the Latino culture. Families provide a setting for much of the growth experienced in life. In family environments, individuals love, serve, teach, and learn from each other, sharing joys and sorrows. Latino families instill in their children the importance of honor, good manners, and respect for authority and the elderly.

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A Walk Through Triumph

The lowest person has one foot on land and one foot on the block and represents an immigrant coming to the United States; the second one has each foot on a different block and shows their hard work and progression; the third one is stepping off the last block, representing moving on to the next stage of life.

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Latin American Bus

The public bus is an important feature in Central and South America. Many people do not have transportation other than the bus. The bus is an everyday necessity, especially for people of lesser means to get to school, work, and shopping.

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Turtle Island

I am Native American from the Seneca and Cayuga Nations of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. Primarily located in New York State, we call ourselves Haudenosaunee, “People of the Longhouse.” The Turtle, specifically the Snapping Turtle, is the base of our culture.

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La Tortue

My work mixes the turtle shell shape and the shields in a composition of curves and angles, softness and sharpness.

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Ascending Egyptian Turtle

The turtle in ancient Egyptian philosophy represents darkness in the world. It relates to the world underneath so it is earthly. In the process of architectural development, the rough stone mass represents the earth.

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Moose Myth

There is a story told of twin moose brothers, each robust and noble, who shared the Northern Kingdom.

Ghost Wilkie

My work is an exploration of the connections I have with certain objects and stories. I am attempting to both respond to and perpetuate this exchange in hopes of reveling potential associations with no rational justifications.

Diversity

This year’s theme, Diversity, is reflected in our design through an interpretation of the globe and structures that emanate from it that represent the seven continents.

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Steps To Respect

Nature small and big forms of the vegetal and human world provides the inspiration for Michele Golia’s work. It is characterized by constant and often minimalist movement, details that escape our observation during everyday life.

Path-of-Truth

Path of Truth

I imagine humanity as if comprised of layers. Some layers are thicker, some more modest, all piled from the past to future. This sculpture is but a segment of this image. It starts from within the earth holding our ancestors’ layers within.

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Ancient Future

This sculpture represents the past and the future. As it ascends, the form becomes more refined, relating to the past being unfinished and rough, the future, (as we hope in our minds) is more perfect. We wish to make it better.

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Encounter

Luben writes that “through my work I attempt to grasp the inherent rift and accord between humans and the world around us in our indefatigable search for a place between the atoms and the stars.”

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For Frank Lloyd Wright

Vaclav Fiala carefully chooses the architectural settings in which he prefers to display his architectonic sculptures. The poem on the right expresses his thinking about Frank Lloyd Wright, who the AIA listed in 1991 as “the greatest American architect of all time.”