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Art on Campus Bosie State University
At the Center of Thought
Mixed Media
4' x 3' x 8"
2012

At the Center of Thought

College of Business and Economics Boise State University
2012

Sponsored by the Graduating Class of 2012

This mixed media sculpture resides on the roof top plaza of the Business and Economics building at Boise State University. The outdoor setting, views of the surrounding city and green roof plantings all contribute to the serene environment meant to be a reprieve from the studious nature of the college. In designing the artwork it was a goal to consider the nature of the mind; usually a chaotic clamor of thoughts, feelings, time and space competing for attention. Many philosophers have referred to this state of mind as the Ego. The colors, stretched shapes and compressed construction of the artwork reflect these concepts. However, the center piece of the sculpture is a light blue square, the clear pure essence of intelligent thought, a reprieve for the mind.