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Checking out "Piedmont Divide" on the Quad

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Uploaded on Nov 21, 2011

Check out the "Piedmont Divide" piece as the final touches are made on the Quad and it is placed into position. John Grade, the Seattle-based environmental artist responsible for the project, says he didn't expect the "sort of precious quality of the material" as he watches it catch the sunlight for the first time. Myron McGhee, a photographer and staff member at Pitts Theology Library, says the project reminds him of the mandalas created by the Tibetan monks at Emory each year during Tibet Week -- the "meditational quality of the construction." [November 19, 2011]

For more information on the project and events related to Grade's visit, see http://visualarts.emory.edu/

Grade's public sculptural art project -- in combination with Emory University's commitment to sustainability and strengths in science, health, social research, and public health -- highlights important conversations between science and art and brings environmental awareness to students, the greater Atlanta community, and the Southeastern region.

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