DeeDee Morrison of Greenville, South Carolina, has been selected as the artist for a public sculpture adjacent to the east entrance of the Indiana State University College of Health and Human Services.

Revitalization and expansion of the east side of the College of Health and Human Services building is underway and will be completed in mid-2019. The newly designed east entrance will be highly trafficked by students and faculty coming from other parts of the university, as well as community members and campus visitors. The site is also visible to motorists and pedestrians.

Placement of a sculpture in this location is intended to offer an imaginative link between the arts and health and provide an engaging and thoughtful experience for those entering and exiting the building or passing by. The sculpture will be designated as part of the Permanent Collection of Indiana State University and the Art Spaces Collection and will be promoted by both organizations. This project is a manifestation of the university’s commitment to the campus community, the city and the cultural vitality of the region.

The artist’s has entitled her project Our River – Our Future and writes “The inspiration for the sculpture comes from the river.  The Wabash River mirrors the intricate, interconnections of our bodies to our environment.” The concept is based on the elegant structure of diatoms found in the Wabash River.

The sculpture will be completed and installed in April 2019.  For more information call 812-235-2801 or e-mail

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