A New Dawn
Artist: Johnny Turner, New Zealand
Lawn at the corner of College Avenue and Munson Road, slightly north of Buchanan Alumni House
The fourth Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium was held in 2012 at the University of Maine. Three of the resulting sculptures are located on campus (with three more in Bangor, and one each in Orono and Old Town). Located near a primary entrance to campus, A New Dawn is of Maine granite affixed to a basalt oval that is secured onto a granite base. In the artist’s words, “its form is symbolic of a rising planetary or celestial body.” Look for the crystals uncovered in the sculpting process. The University of Maine Foundation sponsored A New Dawn.