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TitleUntitled (Kirkland)
Artwork DescriptionThis group of images documents Lawrence Paul Kirkland's installation piece, installed at Oregon State University's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The symbols scattered around the atrium form a kind of puzzle which reflects the scientist's focus on the ingredients of a solution, rather than the final solution. Hanging aluminum rods represent a sound wave, as on an oscilloscope. A steel X sculpture outdoors represents a vector field. The stone pieces indoors represent the symbols E, D, B, H, Delta, a point and an equal sign. Some of the sandblasted quotes are whimsical, as in Samuel Butler's "A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg." Kirkland's favorite is from a T. S. Eliot poem: "Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?" Kirkland said he is pleased with his effort in stone and the way it relates to the people who will see it. "I think that a public commission needs to be responsive to the people, to a specific audience." (1988)
NotesTo view a map of the artwork location in context to Oregon State University, see
LC SubjectGranite
Marble sculpture
Public sculpture
AAT Subjectsculpture (visual work)
public sculpture
granite (rock)
marble (rock)
site-specific works
CreatorKirkland, Larry
Artist Contact5721 Utah Avenue NW, Washington DC
Artist URL
Regional Arts CouncilThe Oregon Arts Commission has ten Regional Arts Councils that provide delivery of art services and information. The Council for this location is: Linn-Benton Arts
Award Date(s)1988
Materials/Techniquebenches, symbols with inscriptions; marble and granite
Source Formatslide
Artwork SiteCorvallis Oregon. Oregon State University. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Site Address1148 Kelley Engineering Center, Corvallis Oregon
CountyBenton County, Oregon
Image Processing HistoryMaster tiff image captured at 4000 pixels across the long edge using SilverFast AI 6.0 software. Digital images in tiff format are archived and saved. Adobe Photoshop CS2 used to reorient and crop image, set and neutralize shadow and highlight points, adjust levels, contrast and sharpen as needed. Second production tiff saved. Color profile converted from Adobe RGB (1998) to sRGB IEC61966-2.1, resolution revised to 125 pixels, resize longer dimension to 875 pixels; save display jpeg at quality level 6.
RightsCopyright is retained by the artist or author. All rights reserved.
ContributorsUniversity of Oregon Libraries; Oregon Arts Commission
PublisherUniversity of Oregon Libraries
Digital Collection TitleUniversity of Oregon. Libraries. Oregon Public Percent for Art Digital Collection.
Contributing InstitutionContributing Institution
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