Relic in Time
Artist: Matt Foster, Maine
Buchanan Alumni House Courtyard and South Garden
Relic in Time is the creation of Matt Foster (’12) who notes that, “stone forms create balance through a sense of order.” This granite piece does just that. With its upward flowing movement, Relic in Time gives a sense that it could go on forever through the dimension of spacetime. Foster’s work includes the massive granite piece, Before the Wind, created during the 2015 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium and located on the waterfront in Bucksport, Maine.
Relic in Time is one of four sculptures donated to the Buchanan Alumni House in honor of Nathaniel “Nat” Diamond, who — at age 43 — graduated from UMaine (’63). These approachable pieces have been carefully and thoughtfully integrated into the South Gardens of the Alumni House, allowing each work to stand on its own merits while also creating interest throughout the gardens. The pieces are of similar scale and complement one another in form and hue. Each piece was created by a sculptor based in Maine and has a plaque indicating its donor.