Art and Design | Sculpture
Roots is the collaborative sculpture built by the Introduction to Studio class at Linfield College during the 2016 January term. On April 22, 2016, the sculpture was burned to the ground in the field west of Miller Fine Arts. The Introduction to Studio class included students Peter Arthur, Tori Boss-Harrington, Angela Butterfield, Taylor Dean, Andrew Hampson, Courtney Hicks, Michelle Krnak, Michael Metter, Peri Muellner, Hannah Rode, Stephanie Sanchez, Jamie Talbo, Kamon Tari, Courtney Uyeda, and Reese Yonemura.
Roots was conceived and created by 15 students. Three ideas emerged early on: a tree, architecture, and mankind. Roots nods towards time, people, place, and history. It places nature at the center of all things. It beckons viewers to contemplate the inter-connectivity of life and human activity.
Spring, Kathleen, "Roots Collaborative Burn Sculpture 21" (2016). Introduction to Studio Collaborative Sculptures. Image. Submission 161.