Line Totem — Man and His Dog Walking into the Forest
Artist: Tim Shay, Maine
Lawn in front of south wing of Nutting Hall, Grove Street Extension
A sculpture from the 2012 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium, Line Totem draws on the Native American heritage of its sculptor, who created this granite piece with complete spontaneity (no preliminary sketches). In Shay’s words, Line Totem “reflects the power of line.” It was a project of the State of Maine Percent for Art Program, which provides for original art for publicly financed new or renovated buildings. This innovative program has allowed UMaine to be the site of significant works of art. Note the creative landscaping around Line Totem.