Artists: Summer 2012 Sculpture Class Students
Lawn, corner of Sebec and Munson roads, near entrance to Alumni Hall Parking Lot
During the summer of 2012, the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium held its fourth symposium (out of five total) at UMaine. Eight large, primarily granite pieces were completed by sculptors from around the world; three sculptures were placed on campus, with the others being located in Old Town, Orono and Bangor. During the symposium, UMaine students played a number of roles, from observers to interns. Additionally, a specially held summer sculpting class allowed students to create — as a communal project — a granite sculpture to be placed on campus. Schoodic Bench is the result. Nearby, and adding to the overall aesthetic, is a horse chestnut tree planted in honor of Paul Ferguson, UMaine President 2011–14. Near the tree is a small stone seat.